Schofner Dominates Competition At Aloha Bowl

Schofner Dominates Competition At Aloha Bowl

Sunbury Big Walnut offensive lineman Skyler Schofner committed to Michigan State in November, following a year-long recruiting effort by the Spartan staff. Schofner recently played in the Aloha Prep Bowl in Honolulu and was the most impressive lineman, according to most reports. Bill Greene has the latest on Schofner.

Skyler Schofner, Sunbury(Ohio) Big Walnut, had an extremely impressive performance from his offensive tackle position last week at the Aloha Prep Bowl in Honolulu.

Schofner, a Michigan State commit, enjoyed the experience in Hawaii immensely, especially the daily battles in practice.

"I did have a great time out at Hawaii," Schofner admitted. "The football was excellent and I got to go against great players every day in practice. I did real well in the one-on-one drills and I played well in the game. I went against guys like Lynden Trail, Corey Lemonier and Sharrif Floyd every day, and held my own against them. The Hawaiian team was pretty good and they came out hitting hard. In the second half, our offensive line destroyed them and we ended up winning 26-6."

Schofner, one of the top prospects in Ohio, attended the event with his mother and an uncle, and all enjoyed themselves.

"We had a lot of fun off the field too, but I enjoyed the football the most," he reported. "I was glad for my mom and uncle to be able to go out there and they loved it. At the end of the week I was glad to head for home because I'm just a homebody at heart."

"The greatest part of the trip was the friendships we all made in such a short time," he stated. "We all got to be really close and we did everything together, like going surfing and hanging out at the beach. We all exchanged numbers and I've been in contact with a lot of the guys already."

Michigan State is scheduled to follow up with Schofner this week in the school. The Spartans landed his commitment in late November while he was on his official visit.

"Michigan State (assistant) coach Mark Staten is supposed to meet up with me at the school this week," Schofner said. "I'm excited to be going to Michigan State. I committed last month on my official visit and I was glad to get that decision over with. The recruiting stuff was starting to get old. Some schools are still trying to recruit me, but I'm done."

Evaluation: Miami Pace head coach Alvin Slaughter was an assistant on the Mainland All-Star team, and he had this to say about Schofner: "A great kid because he worked so hard every single day. He has great size and he's a physical player. He never wanted to come out, but we had to make sure everybody got their reps. He understood that, but he didn't like it, because he was there to play football. He might have been the best offensive lineman and I see him being a good college player."

Schofner,6-foot-6, 290-pounds, will report to Michigan State next June and he is expected to battle for immediate playing time on the Spartan offensive line.

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