October 31, 2011

Wheelwright takes in night game at 'The Shoe'

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The 2013 class in Ohio has a handful of dynamic playmakers at the wide receiver position and one of those is Columbus Walnut Ridge product Rob Wheelwright. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect just wrapped up an outstanding season this past Friday and was one of the top junior prospects at Ohio State on Saturday night.

"It was a good game," said Wheelwright of his unofficial visit. "Ohio State played well and ended up getting the win. I didn't really get a chance to talk to the coaches but we got to come down and walk on the field and everything and when the game was over it was late so me and my Dad just ended up leaving."

Wheelwright, who holds a Wisconsin offer, said that in addition to the two schools he watched on Saturday night, two more Big Ten programs are starting to turn up the heat.

"(Other than Wisconsin and Ohio State) Michigan and Purdue are showing the most interest," he said. "I don't really have any favorite schools right now."

Wheelwright took the time to comment on each of the four schools that are currently showing the most interest in the big, athletic pass-catcher.

On Michigan - "I haven't gone up to see Michigan yet but I've talked to a couple of coaches and I'm hoping to go up there, we're still talking about that."

On Ohio State - "I really like the fan support. I just like the way people come to the games and everyone on the team seemed like they were one big family."

On Purdue - "I'm supposed to going to a game in the near future but I'm not sure which game I'm going to yet."

On Wisconsin - "They're a good team and really just these last two games they didn't play as good as they had been. They're still a good team though and I still like the coaches and all of that stuff."

Wheelwright and Walnut Ridge had high expectations entering the season but some injury issues derailed things early on and the Scots finished 5-5. Still, Wheelwright had a highly productive junior season.

"I feel like I did OK," Wheelwright explained. "I tripled my touchdowns from last year (with 12) and I feel like I got a little better in my route running. This year was a pretty good year for me."

Wheelwright is the No. 24 ranked prospect in the BuckeyeGrove.com class of 2013 Ohio rankings.


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