Ohio State long ago landed commitments from the top two offensive linemen in the state of Ohio, Alex Boone and Jim Cordle . Boone and Cordle are preparing for their high school senior seasons. They are also preparing to get a jump start on their college careers by graduating from high school early.
"I'm going to try and graduate in February," Boone said. "I want to enrol at Ohio State in the spring and go through spring practice. I hope to play as a freshman. Ohio State hasn't talked about redshirting."
What about the speculation that Boone might have some interest in other colleges?
"Before the summer I visited Michigan and Notre Dame," Boone said. "I'm not worried about that stuff anymore. I probably won't visit Oklahoma. I'm still committed to Ohio State. Nothing has changed."
The 6-foot-8 and 300 pound Boone is the Rivals.com number two overall prospect in the state of Ohio and the Rivals.com number four offensive tackle prospect.
The 6-foot-5 and 285 pound Cordle is ranked almost as high at his position. Cordle in the Rivals.com number five offensive guard prospect and the number seven overall prospect in the Buckeye state. Cordle is thinking along the same lines as Boone
"Right now I plan to graduate early," Cordle said. "I'm going up to Ohio State for spring quarter so I can be involved in spring practice."
"I talked to (Ohio State assistant) coach Bollman. He likes the idea. I wouldn't expect to play my first year, but going into my second or third year, starting school early should help me."