Spotlight 2020: NYC ATH William Mohan Shows Ability At OSU
Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall has increasingly become known for developing and producing Division-I talent over the years, sending multiple players to Ohio State in particular.
But beyond the rising sophomore, 2020 athlete William “Apache” Mohan is another name to know from the New York City high school after his performance against the competition.
“The camp was good,” Mohan told BSB. “They had some good players. I competed with the running backs and wide receivers. So it was good, it wasn’t that bad. Against some good players, I came out, I showed I could do my thing and that really happened.”
The 6-1, 185-pounder played his sophomore season as a middle linebacker in 2017. While he currently has the size and speed of a defensive back with the potential to grow into a safety at the next level, Mohan enters his junior campaign in 2018 set to play outside linebacker.
Coming to Columbus with his first two early offers stemming from the ACC and Big Ten, Kent State extended a scholarship at the camp, marking Mohan’s third Division-I school after he ran a time of 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
“I just want to improve on my fundamentals,” Mohan said. “Just breaking down so nobody can go outside and inside me, juke me — because that’s really it. I’ve got my speed down pat, my hitting is down pat — everything.”
During position drills, Mohan paid close attention to the instruction of Ohio State linebackers coach Bill Davis and came away with a beneficial connection.
“It was great,” Mohan said of working with Davis. “He taught us how to near-hip, not over-pursue because they will cut back. So he taught us all of the good, fundamentals of a linebacker and what to do. So it was great.”
Syracuse opened Mohan’s eyes to how high he could climb May 1 when the Orange became his first offer.
“With Syracuse, I’m getting to know a bit more about them, too,” Mohan said. “But I know that they are an elite school and I know that since they offered me, I could go.”
Three days later, Rutgers followed May 4 as Mohan’s second school after area recruiter and co-defensive coordinator/safeties coach Noah Joseph extended a scholarship on behalf of the Scarlet Knights.
“I got to know him for a little bit, but not that much,” Mohan said of Joseph. “I went to the camps there last year, so I know a little bit about them. I know they have elite players.
“Some of my teammates went there like (freshmen defensive backs) Kessawn Abraham and Christian Izien. I know they went there, so I know it’s a good school.”
Past his plans to finish the summer strong before the fall returns, Mohan mentioned an upcoming camp at Temple among the immediate slate of offseason events.
“I’m going to Temple, that’s coming up in a little bit,” Mohan said of the Owls, who hosted their final one-day camp of the summer Saturday. “Other camps, coach has got to tell me and I’ll definitely go.”
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