February 12, 2012

Wheelwright meets with new staff

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One of the top wide receiver prospects in Ohio for the 2013 class is Columbus (Ohio) Walnut Ridge product Rob Wheelwright. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect scored 12 touchdowns as a junior for the Scots and has been blowing up with offers throughout the winter. Wheelwright was one of many highly regarded junior prospects at Ohio State on Sunday afternoon for a junior day.

"It went pretty good," said Wheelwright. "We just toured the facilities and got to meet some of the coaches. I got to meet Urban Meyer for the first time face-to-face. I met with coach Meyer in his office and he was just telling me how he wanted me to come to the camp and see where it goes from there."

Wheelwright also got his first chance to speak with new receivers coach Zach Smith and said the two had a good time talking to each other.

"They all seemed cool," he said. "I spoke with the receivers coach Zach Smith and he seemed real cool, he was funny too. He just really wanted to get to know me, we really didn't talk too much about football, he's just cool people."

Wheelwright has seen his stock soar in recent months and is currently up to nine offers. The tall, athletic receiver is taking everything in stride right now.

"It's been good," he said. "I'm really just waiting it all out to see what happens but it's been cool so far, starting to get a little hectic."

At the moment, Wheelwright has put all schools on an even playing field and does not list any favorites. He also expects two more Midwestern programs to possibly come through with offers in the near future.

"I feel like Michigan State might be the next one to offer," he said. "Also Notre Dame, I've been in contact with them a few times."

For now, Wheelwright said much of his focus is on the basketball floor as his team is currently undefeated and has a good chance of making a deep playoff run.

"We're 18-0 right now," he said. "Everything has been going really good, I'm just kind of focusing on basketball season right now."

In terms of other junior day visits, Wheelwright says nothing is scheduled at this point, though he may hit up another Big Ten conference program if his basketball schedule will allow for it.

"I don't really know for sure," he said. "I want to go up and see Wisconsin but I'm not for sure on (any other visits)."


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