Isaiah Prince Talks Recent OSU Offer, PSU, and Teammates
Posted February 20, 2014 5:38 pm
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Eleanor Roosevelt High School, located not too far outside the nations capital is no stranger to high profile athletes. Anyone who’s a recruiting junkie knows that the dusty fields in PG county are home to some of the best raw talent in the country. Roosevelt alone has dished out players such as Jared Gaither, Derek Harvey, Derrick Williams, and most recently Penn State speed demon, Stephon Morris.
Historically the DMV is known for producing some of the finest hoop talent in the country, but over the past couple decades it’s also become a hotbed for football recruiting. This could be the reason why when you first take a glance at class of 2015 offensive lineman Isaiah Prince, you may mistake him for a D1 power forward.
At 6’6 275 pounds, I applaud whichever coach was able to talk Prince out of wanting to play tight end rather than offensive tackle. With a recent offer from Ohio State, the top 100 prospect holds an impressive list of offers that also includes national champion runner up Auburn.
After chatting with Prince, we were impressed with how humble and centered he remains despite all the attention he’s received with all the high profile offers he currently holds. When asked about the Ohio State offer, he spoke about the program prestige, but other than that said he didn’t have too much familiarity with the school. What was most surprising was, that despite having a Penn State offer from the O’Brien staff, he has yet to hear from anyone on new staff.
He plans on going on some visits throughout the spring, but isn’t really sure where he’ll be heading yet. Although he specifically said he had no favorites, he spoke about how great the Maryland staff was and how comfortable he felt with them. Prince also discussed working on his footwork, technique, and strength for the upcoming season. What really excited the DMV’s top lineman was talking about his teammates and the potential Eleanor Roosevelt has for next year.
Prince went on to say, “Next year’s team should be great. We have a lot of returning starters. There’s a few young players you should look for. Jahar Johnson c/o 2016, Carl Mofor c/o 2017 and a few players from 2015 that are great and talented, Mike Mofor, Deondre Whyte, Emanuel Etoo, and Casey Staten.”
Prince may look like a hooper, but like any great offensive lineman he deflects the attention away from himself over to his teammates. We’ll continue to keep you updated with Isaiah’s recruiting process which is sure to heat up over the next couple months.