December 21, 2010
Stock checks out Buckeyes
Already a multi-year starter at Solon High School, one of Ohio's top Division I high school programs, Austin Stock has emerged as one of the top offensive lineman in the Buckeye state.
The 6-foot-3, 255-pound junior has drawn interest from most of the major programs in the Midwest and several others from around the country.
On Saturday, Stock traveled to Columbus to take another look at the Ohio State Buckeyes.
"I got to watch the practice at the Woody Hayes Indoor Complex," he said. "It was a great opportunity to watch them practice and see the drills, speed, and talk a bit with players and coaches."
During his few hours on campus Stock zeroed in on watching how the Buckeyes put in work during practice and talked to most of the coaches including head coach Jim Tressel, Jim Bollman, Taver Johnson and Jim Heacock.
"They just said Solon had a great season and I should keep up the great work," Stock said. "They said to be sure to be ready for the OSU camp this summer."
Stock was very impressed by the intensity and focus he saw during the Buckeyes' practice session.
"It was a full practice, 24-plus quarters and approximately five minutes each," he said. "It was, 'go, go, go.' There was even some hitting toward the end; not a lot of hard hitting, just light stuff."
During the off-season, Stock plans to work on his speed and agility and he also plans to hit several camps.
In addition to Ohio State, Stock has heard the most from Penn State, Michigan, Boston College and Notre Dame. Northwestern and Stanford also have shown quite a bit of interest.
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