2016 is easily becoming a bumper crop recruiting year for the state of Ohio. The names of Tommy Kraemer, Liam Eichenberg and Jake Hausmann are already nationally known, and they are regarded as some of the best talents in the nation. Saint Francis De Sales' Austin Andrews hopes to join them as one of Ohio's elite in 2016.
Andrews, is a cornerback for St. Francis De Sales and plays a little offense as well. Most project the 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect to play defense at the next level because of his good coverage skills and knack of being around the ball. Andrews has one offer from the Ohio Bobcats, and he has been in contact with other schools like Boston College, Kent State and Ohio State.
"Coach [Chris] Ash and I talk on Twitter a lot," Andrews told Eleven Warriors. "Coach Ash invited me to FNL but I couldn't make it because of a team commitment. I really wanted to go."
Ash has been helping Andrews to improve his game by telling him what he needs to work on to earn an offer from Ohio State. According to Andrews, Ash told him that he needs to learn to play off the ball better and have quicker feet. Andrews is dedicated to working on those things to earn that offer.
Andrews is not shy about his love for Ohio State. He grew up rooting for them and knows how difficult it would be to turn down an Ohio State offer.
"I have always loved Ohio State," Andrews said. "The tradition they have just doesn't compare to anything else. The players are also a brotherhood. Not only on the field, but off the field as well. It is a family there. Getting an offer from Ohio State would be the most difficult thing to turn down."
Andrews will attend an Ohio State game this year, but he is not sure which it will be. He is focused on the season and improving on the techniques that Chris Ash had asked him to improve. More importantly, he is focused on becoming a better leader for his football team.
Austin Andrews wants you to know that he is dedicated to becoming the best he can be. "Tell Buckeye Nation to look out for me and I am not going to disappoint them."