Burger Loved Buckeye Visit

It's no secret Ohio State is looking to add another linebacker to the 2012 recruiting class, and Cincinnati La Salle senior Joe Burger is certainly in the mix for an offer. Burger was at Ohio State Saturday for the big win over Wisconsin, and he discussed his experience with Scout.com.

Cincinnati La Salle senior linebacker Joe Burger was one of several recruits Ohio State invited to view last Saturday's game with Wisconsin. The Buckeyes won 33-29 in dramatic fashion, and Burger was certainly impressed by what he saw.

"Obviously, it was the best game you could ever hope to see, and the atmosphere was unbelievable," Burger said of his trip. "The entire game was amazing and I enjoyed every minute of it. I'm very glad I was able to go, and seeing them win in the end was great."

"I got a chance to talk to Coach (John) Peterson for a few minutes and that was great," he added. "He said they're still evaluating linebackers and they have not made a decision on me yet. He said they are definitely interested in me, and I know I need to be patient and let things work out."

Burger, 6-foot-2, 225-pounds, holds four offers to date, from Miami of Ohio, Buffalo, Bowling Green and Harvard. He is in no hurry to make a decision and still has a few visits left to take.

"Obviously, I was disappointed in not receiving the Ohio State offer, but I understand the process," he explained. "I know things might not happen right away, and I'm not sure how many linebackers they want to bring in, or who they are interested in. None of my other offers are pressuring me to commit, so I'm going to stay patient and see things through."

"I'm going to visit Harvard next month for sure," he continued. "I'm also planning to take an unofficial down to Cincinnati, and I've been talking to them a lot as well. They say they're interested, but not ready to offer, so I'm just waiting to see what happens. I'm hoping to get things narrowed down in the next few weeks, but there is a long time until Signing Day, so we will see how things go."

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