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Price another Ohio sleeper

There isn't any shortage of players in Ohio, because it seems like every year kids that come out of nowhere and end up becoming solid Division I recruits. Hilliard (Ohio) Darby cornerback Taylor Price is one such player. Overlooked by recruiting reporters, Price has emerged with two scholarship offers and now is a prospect on the rise in Ohio.
"I think I'm smarter as a player than what I was last year," Price, who is 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, said. "I've spent a lot of time reading film, reading routes and trying to build even more field awareness and knowing what to look for.
"I know by looking what the short cuts the receivers are going to take, and I can use that on every play."
Price plays both ways, though, in high school and he's getting looks to play both ways in college. He does love to catch the football, but he said cornerback might be his biggest and brightest position of the future.
"The coaches tell me I have a lot of versatility," Price said. "The coaches say I have a versatile body. I love the offense a little better, but I don't have a favorite. If the coaches tell me corner, then it'll be corner."
Price does have offers from both Akron and Miami of Ohio. He said he was timed at 4.25-seconds in the 40-yard dash at the Akron camp, and Miami of Ohio made a big impression on him with coach Jay Hood leading the way.
"I was real impressed with Miami's academics," Price said. "Those are second to none around here. Coach Hood is a really good guy.
"I went to the Akron camp and they offered me on the spot. Coach Callahan said they want me at a cornerback, and I was impressed with their facilities."
Price is getting looks also from Minnesota, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Cincinnati. With two offers on the table, some might think Price would be ready to commit, but he said that isn't the case.
"I'm thinking about both schools, but I'm not willing to make a commitment at the beginning of the season," he said. "I want to play my senior season out."