Thursday, April 20, 2006
Buckeye Is No Longer a Wells-Kept Secret
Who will be the freshman that makes the biggest impact in 2006? At this point, you can't go wrong taking Ohio State running back Chris Wells, who graduated in December from Akron's Garfield High so he could enroll for the spring quarter in Columbus. During a scrimmage earlier this month, Wells gained 92 yards in 19 carries. Said fullback Stan White of the 6-1, 235 pound Wells: "He's going to punish people while he's here." There are a couple of things working in Wells' favor. First, Antonio Pittman, who ran for 1,331 yards last season, returns, so much of pressure will be taken off Wells. The second factor is that Ohio State will have plenty of offensive firepower, meaning more open space for a back such as Wells to operate.
Posted by dawizofodds at 12:20 PM