February 8, 2010

Keep an eye on Chisum

Over the past several seasons the Peachtree State has been very kind to the Ohio State recruiting effort. Buckeye fans are hoping the trend does not stop in the class of 2011 and one player that is on the Ohio State radar is wide receiver Alex Chisum. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound wideout is already starting to see the offers come in from schools like Cincinnati, Mississippi State and Kentucky to date.

But the interest runs much deeper than that for Chisum who has been receiving a lot of attention from schools like Florida State, LSU, South Carolina, Oregon, Wake Forest and Duke just to name a few of the major schools in on him.

Ohio State has also looked in on Chisum sending coaches down to have a look during the offseason at the Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek HS star. Are the Buckeyes starting to gain some momentum in Georgia with some recent success and would Ohio State be a school of interest if it made a push here in the coming months?

"Definitely," Chisum said. "Guys really know about Ohio State coming into Georgia and if Ohio State were to show some more interested in me I would be interested more in them and check them out."

The 2010 recruiting class saw three potential receivers (still TBD if Corey Brown ends up on offense or defense) sign letters of intent but Chisum knows wherever he ends up playing college football will pose a healthy amount of competition.

It is hard not to notice that several of the schools showing Chisum love at this point are from the SEC and ACC. Could Chisum see himself playing outside of the region however or would he prefer to play closer to home?

"I actually looking to go to school out of state," Chisum said. "I don't mind going away from the SEC area and looking at other places. I really don't mind it."

As a relatively new name to Ohio State recruiting fans Chisum would like people to know how his game is.

"I would say that I am explosive and very quick for my height," Chisum said. "I feel that I have the ability to go get the ball and that I have great hands to go with concentration."

Chisum also states that he is the type of receiver that has no problem catching the ball at its highest point with an extraordinary vertical leaping ability of 38.5 inches.

The Buckeyes are also in hot pursuit of linebacker James Vaughters as well from Georgia and 2011 could be a great haul if Jim Tressel was able to land the pair. Time will tell as the 2011 recruiting season is just getting underway.

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