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Prep notebook: Ironton’s Carrico piling up FBS offers

May 6, 2019

Ironton linebacker Reid Carrico has become the latest local high school football star to become a nationally known recruiting target.

Carrico this week picked up scholarship offers from Michigan State University, Florida State University, the University of Akron and Purdue University, bringing his number to 22.

A 6-foot-3, 218-pound sophomore outside linebacker, Carrico also owns offers from Ohio State University, Marshall University, the University of Florida, Duke University, Indiana University, the University of Kentucky, Iowa State University, the University of Louisville, LSU, the University of Pittsburgh, Ohio University, Purdue University, the University of Toledo, the University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, the University of Wisconsin, Virginia Tech and the University of Nebraska.

247sports.com rates Carrico as a four-star recruit, the No. 9 sophomore in Ohio and the 193rd-best sophomore in the nation.

MORE RECRUITING: Cabell Midland softball infielder Kirya Kingery committed to Morehead State University. ... The University of Iowa and N.C. State University offered Huntington Prep and former Gallia Academy basketball standout Zach Loveday. ... Huntington Prep’s Greg Tribble committed to play basketball at the University of Akron. ... East Carter shortstop Trey Scott committed to West Virginia State University. ...

Point Pleasant wide receiver/defensive back Andrew Jones committed to Capital University. ... Raceland’s Kyle Adkins committed to play basketball at Shawnee State University. ... Parkersburg South girls basketball player Makenna Winans received an offer from Charleston Southern University. ... Fairmont Senior boys basketball standout Jalen Bridges earned offers from Texas Christian University and the University of Pittsburgh. ... Spring Valley offensive lineman Wyatt Milum picked up an offer from Michigan State. ... Wheelersburg quarterback Trent Salyers committed to Valparaiso University. ... Hurricane boys basketball star Jordan Nicely committed to the University of Charleston. ...

Capital wide receiver Kerion Martin was offered by the Air Force Academy. ... Wheeling Jesuit University offered Spring Valley baseball catcher Tanner Akers. ... Ashland quarterback Braxton Ratliff signed with the University of Mount Union. ... Ashland girls soccer star Abbey Greene committed to Midway University. ... Coal Grove kicker Evan Holmes was offered by Walsh University. ... Wheelersburg wide receiver Makya Matthews visited the University of Toledo. ... Chapmanville basketball player Brandon Elkins committed to Glenville State University. His teammate Obinna Anochili Killen received offers from Evansville University, the University of South Florida and the University of Rhode Island. ...

George Washington basketball star Bunky Brown picked up an offer from Urbana University. ... River Valley track standout Eric Weber signed with the University of Rio Grande. Weber specializes in throwing. ... Russell baseball pitcher/infielder Zach Pope signed with Kentucky Christian University.

NOTES, QUOTES, ANECDOTES: Cabell Midland swimmer Sydney Adkins was named a Yeager Scholar at Marshall University. ... Former Spring Valley High School and Marshall University offensive lineman Alex Locklear transferred to the University of Utah. ... Shae Vassar of Portsmouth Clay had her 51-game hitting streak, second best in Ohio history, snapped last week. ... Cabell Midland’s girls tennis team won the Region IV championship on Thursday. ...

Former Spring Valley softball star Haleigh Christopher set a University of Charleston season record for home runs with 16 and was named first-team All-Mountain East Athletic Conference. ... Former Huntington High catcher Jade Fleeman, Hurricane outfielder Paige Scruggs and Coal Grove utility player Kasey Murphy helped West Virginia State University to the Mountain East Conference South Division regular-season championship and to a school-record 24 conference wins. ...

Former Hurricane track star Abby Watson broke the University of Charleston school record in the shot put, throwing 45 feet 10 inches. ... Russell is seeking a boys basketball coach to replace Bryan Groves. ... Wellston won the Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division softball title. ... Former Huntington High baseball standout Jack Brunetti of the University of Charleston was the Mountain East Conference pitcher of the week. ...

Scott won its first Cardinal Conference baseball title last week. ... Former Dunbar and Burch basketball coach Bill Young died last week at 94. Young won three state titles, a Class A championship with Burch and Class AA and Class AAA championships with Dunbar. ... South Charleston boys basketball coach Vic Herbert resigned. ... Former Symmes Valley softball star Taylor Webb of the University of Rio Grande was named River States Conference player of the week after going 7 for 14 with seven runs, two doubles, a triple, a home run and seven runs batted in. ...

Scott boys basketball coach Steve McComas resigned. ... Fairland clinched at least a tie for the Ohio Valley Conference baseball title. ... Cabell Midland softball standout Sydney Chapman’s second inning double Thursday against Hurricane was the 100th hit of her career. ... Athens won the Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division boys and girls track championships. Eastern-Meigs’ boys and Belpre’s girls won TVC Hocking Division titles. ... Former Fairland softball star Mackenzie Riley of Shawnee State made the Mid-South Conference all-academic team. ... Sissonville boys basketball coach D.J. Williams resigned. ... Chesapeake football coach Andy Clark resigned to become athletic director at Fairfield Union High in Lancaster, Ohio.