May 20, 2008
Ezell has a plan
Tyrone Ezell wants to take his time with the recruiting process. But as the scholarship offers continue to pile up, the young defensive lineman from Homestead (Pa.) Steel Valley knows he will need to narrow it down to keep things from getting out of control.
"In the summer I am going to look through everything and then I am going to narrow it down to five and then get ready for my five official visits," said the 6-foot-5, 255-pounder. "I am getting recruited for wrestling, too, but I am definitely just going to play football in college."
Ezell claims scholarship offers from Michigan, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Virginia, Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland and Akron.
"Georgia and Wisconsin also said they were going to offer but I haven't got those on paper yet," he added.
Penn State, Northwestern, Michigan State and Buffalo have also shown interest.
"The two that have been showing the most interest in me are Colorado and Pitt," Ezell explained. "I talk with those schools a lot. Other schools, they have been calling and I have been talking to them but Pitt and Colorado have really stressed how much they want me."
Running backs coach Darian Hagan is responsible for Ezell's recruitment from the Buffaloes' staff.
"I like Colorado," he said. "It sounds like a nice place. And I also like Pitt. There are a lot of them that I like. I got to figure out what is best for me."
Ezell was a first-team all-conference selection last fall after he recorded 122 tackles and nine sacks. He lined up mostly at defensive tackle as a junior but will likely play more on the outside at end this coming season.
"I would say my aggressiveness," Ezell replied when asked what separates him from most defensive linemen at the high school level. "When I am out there on the field, I don't want to stop until I make the play or until the play is over. I never give up. I try to be relentless."
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