breaking news

News photographer shot by Clark County deputy sues

Springfield linebacker Hoelscher picks Army

Senior led Wildcats in tackles last season


Springfield High School senior linebacker Cameron Hoelscher gave his verbal commitment to Army on Saturday. He announced his decision on Twitter.

“First I want to thank God for putting me in the position I am in today,” Hoelscher wrote, “and blessing me with the abilities to play at the next level. I want to thank my family, friends, mentors and coaches for guiding me and pushing me every single day. I want to thank every college coach who recruited me and gave me an opportunity to play at their school. I decided I will be spending my academic and athletic career at the United States Military Academy!”

RELATED: Springfield has great expectations

Hoelscher is a three-star recruit in the class of 2018, according to 247Sports. He ranks 45th among inside linebackers in the nation and 46th among all players in Ohio. Army offered him a scholarship on June 26.

Hoelscher is one of 15 returning starters for the Wildcats. He led the team with 88 tackles last season. The Wildcats finished 7-4. Moses Douglass, Leonard Taylor and Isaiah Gibson are other recruits from Springfield with scholarship offers.

RELATED: High School Football storylines to watch

RELATED: Springfield’s Leonard Taylor talks recruiting

In July, Hoelscher said Army, Kentucky, Air Force and Bowling Green were his top choices but he was also in contact with other schools, including Rutgers and Purdue.

“It’s crazy — there are so many blessings, but it’s crazy how many people want you,” he said. “It’s just a crazy process.”



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Dayton Flyers Digest: What we learned from the latest round of interviews
Dayton Flyers Digest: What we learned from the latest round of interviews

The Dayton Flyers returned from a few days off practice to begin getting ready for a visit from Georgia State on Saturday night.  Here is a rundown of what they had to say during interviews with the local media:  After losing three of their last four games, the Flyers are concentrating on themselves and what they need to do to improve. Energy...
Recruiting question of the day: What’s the scoop on several late emerging options for Alabama?
Recruiting question of the day: What’s the scoop on several late emerging options for Alabama?

The early signing period is approaching and Alabama is trying to obtain another No. 1 recruiting class. With recruiting ramping up, SEC Country’s Chris Kirschner  will answer the Recruiting Question of the Day every day of the week. You can ask him your questions on  Twitter or on ...
New Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey takes shot at previous staff
New Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey takes shot at previous staff

Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey clearly isn’t a fan of the job Sashi Brown, the man he replaced, did in building the team’s roster. In an interview with ESPN Cleveland Radio on Thursday, Dorsey took a massive shot at Brown and his staff, saying they failed to provide head coach Hue Jackson with players he ...
Steelers T Alejandro Villanueva admits he used to be a Patriots fan
Steelers T Alejandro Villanueva admits he used to be a Patriots fan

The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots have had their fair share of intense battles over the years. These two teams have become known as two of the best franchises in the league for the past few decades, and with their matchup coming this weekend, the memories have been renewed. For one specific member of the Steelers...
Report: Reds SS Cozart getting high interest from Angels; talking to other teams
Report: Reds SS Cozart getting high interest from Angels; talking to other teams

The Cincinnati Reds made it clear after the 2017 season that retaining shortstop Zack Cozart was one of the team’s goals.  Ken Rosenthal reported on Twitter on Thursday that Cozart was in talks with several teams, with the Angels showing the most interest. It’s expected he’ll sign with one of those teams after remarks made by...
More Stories