Does Iowa have the edge for Class of 2013 Ohio guard?

After a strong performance Sunday at one of Ohio State's summer camps, Class of 2013 offensive lineman Sean Welsh could be in line for an offer from Urban Meyer and Co.

But is the Springboro High School (Springboro, Ohio) product eyeing another Big Ten program as his possible college destination?

While he could net an offer from the Buckeyes sooner rather than later, Iowa's offensive line factory remains intriguing. And he already holds an offer from Kirk Ferentz and his staff.

"It's not completely out of the question that I would commit to [the Buckeyes] if they offered, but there are other schools I like that have been recruiting me for a while and have great things to offer as well," Welsh told Alex Gleitman of elevenwarriors.com. "Iowa, for example, has built a relationship with me, they are an NFL factory on the offensive line, and said I'd have a chance to start for three years if I went there. I obviously have to think things through, but all I will say for now is that an Ohio State offer would be huge."

The 6-3, 275-pound Welsh, who also has an offer from Miami (FL) and West Virginina, is one of the better guards in the country and one of the best in the Midwest. Some recruiting analysts also believe he is capable of swinging out to tackle, depending on the system.

While a verbal commitment to Ohio State if Meyer and Co. offers would excite Buckeye fans, it would be a non-binding verbal one, of course. He's an Ohio product, but is Iowa's history of producing a plethora of NFL O-Linemen too big of a lure to pass up?

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