The state of Ohio is loaded with offensive tackles in the class of 2010, some are national names, and others are very capable players that have slid under the recruiting radar.
Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward prospect Jake Schwertner fits the latter description. He has anchored the Eagles offensive line the last two years against one of Ohio's most challenging schedules, while carrying a 4.1 G.P.A. in the classroom.
"Right now most of the interest I am getting is from IVY League schools," Schwertner said. "I have an offer from Princeton. I am talking to Penn a lot, Cornell, and a little bit to Harvard."
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Schwertner said he would like to keep the option open of playing for an FBS school.
"I am hearing a lot from Central Michigan and Northern Illinois," Schwertner said. "I am planning on seeing games at both schools. They are writing me letters, they want more film of me. I am sending stuff out this week."
While Schwertner hopes to hear more from major college football programs, he won't hesitate to play football and earn an IVY League education.
"Football will end at one point in time, and you have to be able to go out and get a job and be successful at something else."
"As an offensive lineman, I play through the whistle. I sustain my blocks, and punish my opponent. I do what I can to get into their head. I don't do that verbally, just by physically wearing away at them."