The state of Ohio looks to have a deep class of linemen in 2014 and one who is getting a lot of early attention is Deshler (Ohio) Patrick Henry two-way standout Colt Pettit. Seven schools have already extended an offer to the 6-foot-4, 245-pound Pettit.
"None of those were at camp," Pettit said. "They just watched my film, liked what they saw."
The seven schools that have offered Pettit are Indiana, Purdue, Akron, Bowling Green, Kent State, Miami (Ohio) and Toledo.
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"Offensive line is where I have all my offers right now," Pettit said. "Notre Dame and Ohio State are the two right now who are looking at me for defensive end/linebacker, especially Notre Dame. Ohio State had me at o-line, tight end and d-end. They had me all over the place just to see if I was a versatile player."
Pettit attended camps at both Notre Dame and Ohio State, and both schools are watching him closely for a potential scholarship offer.
"Notre Dame is for sure, big-time," Pettit said. "They want to see some game film from this season. We [visited] in late June and I went to a camp also there. I love it. It's a great campus, there is a lot of history there and overall it was a great feeling on the campus.
"Also, Stanford really wants to see me, but that's a long flight. They told me if I come out they will offer me, so we'll see about that one. West Virginia is another one."
Pettit is scheduled to visit Indiana the weekend of Oct. 13 to see the Hoosiers take on Ohio State. He visited their campus earlier this summer.
"I made it to Purdue and Indiana," Pettit said. "I like Purdue a lot and got to meet with the Engineering division and talk with them. It was nice seeing what every school has to offer."
Although his recruiting process started early, Pettit is in no rush to end it and has a lot of research still to be done.
"I would say I am just going to let it happen as it happens," he said. "I want to see how each college fits into my plan. I feel like I'll know the right school when it happens."
Pettit will be a three-year starter this fall for Patrick Henry High, and expects to play primarily at offensive guard and defensive tackle.