August 21, 2009

Schofner focused on season, narrowing field

Not much has changed in the recruitment of Sunbury (Ohio) Big Walnut three-star offensive tackle prospect Skyler Schofner. And with 20-some offers to his name, Schofner doesn't need to hurry to make a college decision.

He's not in a hurry. In fact, the 6-7, 276-pounder is more focused on his upcoming senior season than the recruiting process. Makes sense for a guy who will make his Big Walnut debut this fall after recently moving from Johnstown (Ohio).

"Right now I think we're looking pretty good. It's my first year here, so it's a big step learning the plays and getting used to the guys and how they play, my quarterback and everything," Schofner told Thursday night. "The line, we're all getting along real well, so we're doing real well there. Our team so far we're looking real good, coming along real well working together. Everything is going real well with that."

Schofner said his strengths on the field are "firing out and staying low," while he continues to work on the playbook and building chemistry with his new teammates. He also makes sure to stay on top of his studies off the field.

"I got to work in school. Without that I won't be playing. That's the biggest thing going on. If you don't have your schooling you can basically say goodbye (to football), so I've been working my butt off in school," Schofner said. "On the field, I've been working on everything. Every day I work hard and on something new. It's not about how many times you do it a week; I try to work hard at it and get better at it, so I work hard all the time."

When asked about the latest in his recruitment, Schofner said, "Things have been real quiet. I get a lot of letters and stuff, but emails I haven't sent too many and I haven't really talked to anybody lately, so it's just been real quiet. Recruiting is the same. I don't have any new offers. I think my last offer was Purdue. As for my college decision, I haven't really narrowed it down at all, so I'm still in the midst of it all."

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