July 25, 2011

Mills still hoping for an offer

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One of the major priorities left in Ohio State's recruiting class is adding some offensive tackles. One tackle that the Buckeyes have been showing serious interest in recently is Canton (Ohio) McKinley product Kevin Mills. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound prospect is hoping to hear some good news from the Ohio State staff soon.

"Pretty much all of the MAC schools have offered," he explained. "I've been talking to Ohio State and my coach has been talking to Ohio State, hopefully soon they will offer me. Michigan and Indiana (are also showing interest)."

Mills was one of the better senior tackles at the Ohio State camp back in June, where he caught the eye of Jim Bollman.

"The offensive line coach, Jim Bollman, has been my main recruiter," he said. "I went up to their camp and showed well and ever since then he said to call him and to keep in touch through e-mail."

Mills has made no secret of his desire for an Ohio State offer and he would like to get his decision over with before his senior season starts.

"I want to commit before the season," he said. "Of course I bleed Scarlet and Gray because I live in Ohio but if they don't offer me then I'm just looking for a steady program."

Mills participated in a lineman challenge on Saturday at McKinley High School where many of the top linemen in Stark County were in attendance.

"I've been doing a lot with camps and other stuff but it was fun to mix it up with guys from other schools," he said.

Mills performed well at the lineman challenge and as a player that has continually improved over the last year, he's hoping to continue that trend and lead McKinley to a big season.

"I'm capable of controlling the right side and locking it down, whether it's running or passing," Mills said. "I want to lead this team better as a captain and take this team all the way."


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