February 19, 2007

Long talks decision process

There has been much speculation among Buckeye fans about the so called "Block O," that is the four super junior offensive linemen the Bucks have targeted for their 2008 recruiting class.

Dublin (Ohio) Coffman's Mike Adams, Klein, Texas' J.B. Shugarts, Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater's Michael Brewster and Charlottesville (Va.) St. Anne's-Belfield's Kyle Long all remain very interested in Ohio State. At least one of those outstanding prospects, Shugarts, says he will make his decision before the start of his senior football season.

On the other hand, Long says he won't make a fine decision until as late as possible as he will keep the professional baseball route an option.

Long will likely sign a football national letter of intent next February, then see what happens in the 2007 June major league baseball draft.

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