There usually aren't too many recruiting sleepers anymore, but Canton (OH) Timken athlete Ismial Oree just might qualify as one. Oree might have been the top performer at the recent Raw Talent Sports combine in Cleveland.
Oree, 6-foot-3, 225-pounds, ran a sub-4.6 forty yard dash, while having a standing broad jump of 9'-10". He also performed well at both linebacker and tailback in one-on-one drills, both positions he plays at Timken.
"I think I did really well as a junior, but I just want to get better at everything I do on the football field," Oree stated. "My numbers were real good at this combine, and I think I'm a lot stronger, and faster than I was last year."
"My strength is my intelligence on the field, and my explosiveness," he continued. "I like playing tailback and linebacker, so it doesn't matter to me where I play at the next level. I just want to play college football, and get an education."
College recruiters have started to take notice of his size, strength and speed numbers, and they are now in contact with his head coach, Kevin Henderson.
"I'm hearing from Nebraska, Wisconsin, Kent State, Akron, Ohio State and Iowa State," he explained. "I don't have any offers yet, but I have over a 3.0 GPA in my core courses, so that should help me out. I'm taking the ACT next month. I want to study business, and one day I want to own my own company."