With the Ohio state high school playoffs quickly approaching, junior Columbus (Oh.) St. Frances De Sales athlete Brian AsaMoah is more than a contributing member to his team’s success at 8-0 in 2016. AsaMoah, who checks in at 6-foot-2 and 210-pounds, brings a lot to the table as a two-way player at running back and linebacker. When lined up as a ballcarrier, AsaMoah is a decisive cutter with a quick leg turnover, and he also uses his speed to close quickly when used as a linebacker.
“I am a pretty physical guy on both ends,” AsaMoah told Today’s U. “Our coach always preaches that. I show a big effort, have been bearing more physical and I want to say I have speed also. I think I got my assignments done.”
AsaMoah shows potential on both sides of the ball, but his future is more likely to end up playing defense as an outside linebacker, which is where four schools have already offered him at.
“It’s been going great,” AsaMoah said of his recruitment. “So, I’ve been offered a scholarshup from Pittsburgh, Iowa state, Eastern Kentucky and Toledo. My recruitment is going really well.”
So far this season AsaMoah has taken unofficial visits to Miami (Oh.), Pittsburgh and Indiana. While on his trip to the Panthers’ campus, AsaMoah landed his offer from the Pittsburgh staff, which encapsulated a highly positive weekend for the 2018 prospect.
“First, the school was pretty nice. Also football wise the team play in a high energy stadium. its really awesome and it’s one of a kind. Just getting it from the head coach was pretty awesome. Coach Narduzzi is a great coach, I believe, and he has a lot of great things in front of him.”
Since there are still several weeks of college football left to play, AsaMoah has a visit schedule consisting of trips to Michigan State, Penn State, Notre Dame and Eastern Kentucky, all trips that should help the junior recruit expand his recruiting profile even further.
“Paying more attention to the nature of the game for the team,” AsaMoah said. “Also, seeing how coach’s personalities are and how the coaches impact the team and the Business program.”
In terms of this season, AsaMoah has helped elevate his team to the No. 1 position in Ohio’s Division-III, so a playoff push is guaranteed as it stands, but the versatile recruit still has standards that need to be met.
“It’s been going great so far,” AsaMoah said. “There are definitley things to improve to better our team, but our team is going in the right direction and we just need to correct some things in practice to keep us rolling.”
AsaMoah has eight rushing touchdowns this season with four more games to pad that total.
“In general I think the offense does a great job of giving me hotels to run through and give me opportunities to score touchdowns for them,” AsaMoah said. “They’ve done a great job. On defense the coaches do a great job of putting me in the right positions to make plays.”
The next opportunity for AsaMoah to make plays comes on Thursday when his team takes on Logan (Oh.) High School (1-6) at 7 p.m.