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Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Top Ohio DB likely heading out of state


One of the top uncommitted prospects in Ohio, defensive back Michael Edwards (Cleveland/St. Ignatius), has long had a strong interest in Ohio State. However, the feeling hasn't always been mutual and it looks like Edwards will be heading elsewhere.

Edwards made an official visit to Cincinnati the weekend of Dec. 12. He plans to visit Michigan Jan. 16 and Tennessee Jan. 23.

"I'm not going to take a visit this weekend," Edwards said. "I wanted to, but a lot of schools aren't having visits this weekend. I talked to Minnesota (Tuesday night), but they said nobody will be there this weekend. I might take a visit there Jan. 23, but I don't think things will get that far.

"It looks like it will be Tennessee, Michigan or Cincinnati. I don't have a favorite. I've only visited Cincinnati."

As far as Ohio State goes, Edwards was hoping he would land a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes, but that hasn't happened.

"I probably won't end up being a Buckeye," Edwards said.

Kuechly ready for last official visit
Linebacker Luke Kuechly (Cincinnati/St. Xavier) is another Ohio Top 25 prospect who has not yet selected a college. But that probably won't be the case much longer.

The 6-foot-2 and 215-pound Kuechly has made official visits to Boston College, Virginia and Duke. He will visit Stanford this weekend. Kuechly's plan has been to take his four official visits, then make his decision. He has not varied from that plan.

Ohio lineman says he has two favorites
Offensive lineman Chris Freeman (Trotwood, Ohio/Madison) says he has scheduled his first official visit. Freeman plans to visit Wisconsin the weekend of Jan. 23. He also wants to visit Tennessee.

The 6-9, 320-pound Freeman also mentions Missouri, UCLA and Colorado.

"I know I want to go to Wisconsin, Missouri and Tennessee," Freeman said. "I'd like to get at least three visits in, but I don't know for sure. My favorite would be between Wisconsin and Tennessee."

Freeman played basketball for Madison when he was a junior, but decided against playing the sport this season. When Freeman discovered he missed playing hoops, he recently asked Madison basketball coach Mark Baker if he could join the team. The answer was yes, so now Freeman must work his football visits around basketball.