- United States
- ST, TE, MLB
- Carrollton, OH
- High School
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 2004, 2005, 2006
Major: Undeclared (2004-06)
Weight: 240 (2005-06), 215 (2004)
2006 Media Guide: Promising young linebacker and special teams player … has lettered each of the past two years … has played in 18 games in his two seasons at Ohio State, including all 12 last year … most of his action to date has come with the special teams, but that could change this year … hard worker, has good speed and is a hitter … his ability to play any of the three linebacker spots will be a plus for him.
2005: Played in all 12 games and had four tackles … longest stint was five minutes in the season opener against Miami … credited with an assist against Miami and recorded solos against Iowa, Michigan State and Minnesota.
2005 Media Guide: Good young linebacker and special teams player … lettered last year as a true freshman … began the season at tight end, but was moved to linebacker prior to the first game … played in the final six games of the season, with most of that playing time coming with the special teams … should see increased playing time this year, both with the special teams and at linebacker … is tough, fast, smart and will hit you … expected to play the mike position, but is versatile enough to play any of the three linebacker spots in a pinch.
2004: Impressed the coaches early with his quick grasp of the game … made his collegiate debut against Indiana and recorded his first career tackle against the Hoosiers … also had a tackle as a member of the kickoff team against Michigan … played on the punt coverage, punt return and kickoff teams.
High School: Excelled at both tight end and linebacker in high school, but is expected to concentrate on the former in college … at a position where the Buckeyes lack depth and overall experience, so will get a long look in the fall … rated as the 19th best tight end in the country by Prep Football Report … Rivals.com rated him as the third best tight end prospect in the country and the 30th best overall prospect in the Midwest (five state area) … rated as the fourth best tight end in the nation by TheInsiders.com … is as tough as he is talented (played with a broken fibula senior season) … was selected All-Ohio three times … owned Carrollton’s career tackles record by the end of his junior season … as a junior, caught 13 passes for 230 yards and three touchdowns and totaled 101 tackles, three sacks and 10 tackles-for-loss … as a sophomore, caught 27 passes for close to 500 yards … was coached at Carrollton by Ohio State graduates Barry Goettemoeller and Kirk Lowdermilk … ran the 200-meter dash in track and also threw the shot put and discus … also played basketball.
Personal: Is the son of Michele Hoobler.