September 10, 2010

Wormley favors rivals

As one of Ohio's top prospects in the recruiting class of 2012, Christopher Wormley has drawn interest from college programs across the country. Already the 6-foot-4, 255-pound defensive end from Whitmer High School in Toledo has collected four scholarship offers, including three from the Big Ten.

Last weekend Wormley traveled to Ann Arbor for Michigan's season opener against Connecticut. This weekend he'll check out the Wolverines' rival, Ohio State. The Buckeyes play Miami in a game featuring two nationally ranked teams.

"I want so see (Ohio State's) defense and how good they are," Wormley said.

Ohio State has remained in contact with Wormley, mainly through the mail, and this weekend Wormley hopes to get the chance to get to know the Buckeyes coaches.

"They send me letters just like all the other schools and emails here and there," he said. "Hopefully I'll get to talk to them on Saturday."

Wormley said it's early in the process, but he's favoring the two Big Ten rivals.

"It's O-State and Michigan as of right now," he said. "Everything is still in the air at this point."

The Buckeyes have some work to do to equal the 'wow' factor Wormley experienced at Michigan last week.

"It was nice," Wormley said. "The atmosphere of the fans was something you don't see from other places."

And the Big House surely didn't disappoint.

"It was awesome and the new renovations were cool," Wormley said.

It was Michigan's defense that really impressed Wormley. The Wolverines held Connecticut to just 10 points and 138 yards rushing.

"(Michigan's defense) has gotten a lot better since last year," Wormley said. "They use their defensive ends differently than my team does. They are sometimes linebackers and then go back down, so it was just different, but it looks like it will work out for them."

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