June 4, 2006

Jeremiah stretches offenses in more than one way

Many ways exist to rate a high-school football prospect, among them feats of speed and strength. However, another way is through flexibility, and when it comes to the flex, you might think of Hilliard (Ohio) Darby defensive tackle Antonio Jeremiah.

While Jeremiah, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound rising senior for coach Paul Jenne (Jenny), has the speed--he timed out at a 5.05 40-yard-dash at the spring Columbus NIKE Football Training Camp--his mentor says he continues to work on his strength (a 280-pound best bench max).

But when it comes to stretching, perhaps no one does it better than Hilliard, who has been offered by West Virginia, Georgia and many of the Big Ten schools outside of Ohio State.

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