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Troutman picks up a big offer

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Three-star defensive end Johnnie Troutman out of Browns Mills (N.J.) Pemberton Township picked up an offer from Ohio State. What does the 6-foot-4, 289-pounder with 4.9-second speed think of the Buckeyes?
"They offered a couple weeks ago and it's good, I like that," he said. "I don't know enough about them and I'll consider them for an official visit. I saw a little bit of the game this weekend and I noticed they had a good defense and good wide receivers."
Troutman has announced three schools he anticipates taking official visits to.
"I'll probably take ones to Penn State, Maryland and Virginia," he said. "I want to go to them because I got a good feel from visiting them early. I want to go there and check it out and see what's going on. As for the other two visits, it's probably between Boston College, Nebraska and Ohio State."
Where do the Eagles stand for the No. 10 player in New Jersey?
"I know they won this weekend against Army," he said. "I'll probably take a visit to them. I'd like to play in a big-time conference like the ACC or SEC to play with the best players."
A few coaches have called the lineman since September 1st.
"I've received calls from Penn State, Maryland, Virginia and Boston College," he said. "They're just checking in to see how I'm doing and see what's up."
Last weekend Troutman kicked off the season helping Pemberton Township to a 21-0 victory.
"I think I had five tackles and some quarterback hurries," he said. "I did well for the first game. Now I got to look at the tape to know what I got to continue to improve on."
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