June 7, 2008
No. 19 may be on the way for Schofield
It was a pretty hectic month of May for one of the top offensive linemen in the Midwest.
After seeing his scholarship offers nearly quadruple in a four-week span, Michael Schofield, a 6-foot-7, 276-pound tackle from Orland Park (IL) Sandburg, is taking time to reflect on his college options.
"Yeah, I was totally shocked by it all," Schofield told BadgerBlitz.com Friday night. "Coming into May I probably had five scholarship offers but at the end of the month I was up to 18, so things really kind of blew up.
"It's just great to have the options now when the time comes, but it was a big shock with how quick things happened."
A list that includes Notre Dame, Michigan and Miami, one school that is absent-at least at this point-is the University of Wisconsin. The Badger coaching staff, led by recruiting coordinator Randall McCray[db], are trying to get the four-star prospect on campus for an unofficial visit.
"I don't think they actually offered me a scholarship yet," Schofield said. "I think they're going to, they just want me to visit first. I'm to try and visit in the next few weeks.
"I haven't been there yet but that's why I'm going to try and schedule a visit and get a hold of Coach McCray. Hopefully I can make it up there in the next week or two. I know they have good offensive linemen and that's something that's important to me. There's a good tradition there."
Currently ranked as the No. 18 offensive tackle in the 2009 class, Schofield would like to make his college choice before the start of his senior season.
"I'd like to commit by the start of August or maybe a little after to get it out of the way and be able to focus on my last year of football," he said.
Counting Schofield, Wisconsin has officially extended six (known) offers to offensive tackles in the 2009 class: [db]Patrick Ward, Shauntez Bruce, Chris Freeman, Jon Lechner and Zac Matthias.
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