THE WINNER of Ohio State's spring football game: the
school's offensive line. After attending the intrasquad clash, juniors Michael
Brewster of Edgewater High ( Orlando) and J.B. Shugarts of Klein ( Texas), both
among Rivals' top 100 recruits, verbally committed to Ohio State. With
6'7", 305-pound Mike Adams of Coffman ( Dublin, Ohio) having committed in
March, the school now has three top O-line prospects.
It fills a need: The Buckeyes signed only one
offensive lineman on signing day in February. At 6'6", 295, Shugarts should
play tackle in college, as should the 6'5", 298-pound Brewster (left). Says
Edgewater coach Bill Gierke of Brewster, "He's got good lateral movement
and has those long arms everyone wants." And that Ohio State got.