Johnstown (OH) Monroe offensive tackle Skyler Schofner is up to 16 scholarship offers, and hopes to add more before narrowing down his choices. Among the schools that have offered, Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana have made visits to Monroe High School this week. He expects more activity at his school, and perhaps a bigger pile of offers, before the evaluation period is over.
"I am expecting more. Iowa, Kansas, Purdue, and Ohio State are four more schools that are recruiting me hard," Schofner said. "Every time I look into narrowing things down, I get another offer."
Though the Buckeyes are tough to beat for in-state prospects, Schofner says an Ohio State offer does not mean an end to his recruiting process.
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"I get that question a lot. I was a Buckeye fan growing up. But as I get older, I realize I want to see what else is out there. I am open to experiencing something different."
Schofner is not ruling out the Buckeyes, or any school. He is truly wide open. After an outstanding performance at January's U.S. Army All-American combine in San Antonio, Skyler is focused on working harder to become a better player. The 6-foot-7 prospect is part of an impressive haul of Ohio tackles that includes Andrew Norwell, Matt James, Andrew Donnal, and Kevin Schloemer.
"I don't quit, I keep playing, I don't stop, " Schofner said when asked to describe his style on the field. "I watch a lot of game film, I watch the great players. I strive to get better every day. My senior year is going to be my best year, I can promise that. I want to be the best and I am willing to do what I have to do to be the best.
Schofner says he has not visited any schools this spring. But he will visit his favorite schools this summer. He declined revealing which schools are in line for a visit.
"I want to pick up any offers I can right now," Schofner said. "I am looking for a schools that makes me feel at home, makes me feel happy and safe. Just a place where you get that feeling."