September 18, 2008

Big Ten schools eyeing 2010 Ohio DT

Good defensive tackles can be hard to find and Plain City (Ohio) Jonathan Alder is home to arguably one of the Midwest's best in the Class of 2010.

Josh Davis checks in a 6-foot-6 and 270-pounds, and so far in his junior campaign he has been a force up the middle for Jonathan Alder.

His team is off to a 4-0 start and he feels pretty good about how things are going. Davis has noticed a lot of improvement since last year in his own games.

"Teams aren't really getting anything up the middle where I play," Davis said. "I started the first scrimmage on the offensive line but the coaches decided they didn't want me playing both ways. This year our defense is reading our guys in front of us and I'm picking that up a lot faster."

While he's simply focused on improving and helping his team win games, colleges are already looking at Davis.

"There's been a lot of mail. I'm getting stuff from Ohio State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Iowa, Louisville, Cincinnati, Duke and North Carolina," he said. "I'm sure there are a couple of others.

"I don't really have any favorites at this point. I just don't have a preference. I was born in Indiana so I have always like IU.

"When I make my decision I'm probably going to consider family and friends a lot. It really depends on what happens with scholarships. I'll look at academics and what they offer and all that."

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