with Billy Price Austintown Fitch Offensive & Defensive Lineman Billy Price enters his Senior Year as not only one of Ohio's best, but a National recruit as well. Billy has posted solid numbers during his high school career and has continued to do so during the 2012 summer camp season. Billy became the third member of the Buckeye's 2013 class, giving his verbal commitment on February 13th, 2012. The BPRT was lucky enough to catch up with Billy for another installment of The Straight Six. BPRT: When you think of Ohio State football, what comes to mind? BP: When I think of The Ohio State University, happiness comes to me. I get in a better mood and all I think about is how blessed I am to be given a scholarship to play for The Ohio State University football program. BPRT: You have one more year in your high school career...what goals have you set personally for this upcoming season? BP: In my last season at Austintown Fitch I personally want to develop myself further as a football player and focus on certain aspects of my game to improve. I would love to be selected for 1st team all state and 1st team all NEO for the 2nd year in a row. Those are high quality selections for the state of Ohio and would be an honor to be apart of those teams. BPRT: When your career is over, how would you like people to remember Billy Price? BP: I want people to remember Billy Price as the student athlete who excelled in academics and was a force on the football field. An athlete who gave his all and left nothing but his best on the field. I want to be the guy athletes want to model after and I want younger football players to understand, that through hard work and dedication to your skill, it will all pay off. BPRT: If you were analyzing yourself on film, what would you list as your strengths and what needs some work? BP: As far as my strengths and weaknesses on the field, if I watch myself offensively, I need to improve on courses to my block and coming at them with more force to knock them off their stunt. If I am to watch myself defensively, my strength is my explosiveness off the ball and my immediate push to the backfield, as well as, reading my blocks. I definitely need to improve on my hand movement and shedding defenders more efficiently. BPRT: Can you describe the feeling you had when you received the Ohio State offer? Who was there and what were some of the reactions? BP: The day I was offered by Jim Tressel in his office in Columbus, inside the Woody Hayes facility, was a day my whole life changed. It was amazing to hear the words "we want to extend a scholarship offer to you to come play football at The Ohio State". My mother, stepfather and younger sister were all in the room with me when I was offered my sophomore year. They were absolutely in awe that I was going to be given an opportunity to play for Ohio State. BPRT: What are some of your favorite things to do away from football? BP: As far as being away from football, I love to workout and lift. I'm a gym rat and I'm all for improving my body. Trying new workouts is always fun for me. I also have a part time job that consumes my time as well.