One of the top prospects in Ohio for the class of 2013 is safety Christopher Worley (6-foot-3, 185-pounds), and he recently completed an outstanding season for the Tarblooders.
"I think I played alright, but I could have done better," Worley said. "My coaches and teammates think I was great, but I know I can play better. My strength is being able to find the football and make the tackle. I'm trying to get stronger and faster so I can be an even better player."
Worley visited Ohio State last week for the Wisconsin game, and he was quite impressed by what he saw.
"I was at Ohio State last week, and it was great," he stated. "It was the best time I've ever had, mainly because everyone treated us like we belonged there and it was like a big family. I was there with a few of my teammates and we all loved it. I was at Ohio State for the Toledo game, but this atmosphere was unbelievable."
"The Ohio State coaching staff was great with how they deal with their players," he added. "Even when things didn't go well they stayed positive, and didn't beat down their players. That really impressed me. I loved watching the safety play, mostly Christian Bryant because he's from my high school."
Worley's experience at Ohio State was more than just a few day out with friends, as he intends to use the memory as future motivation.
"Ohio State has always been my dream school, and seeing what I saw last Saturday makes me want to step up my game even more," he admitted. "I've spoken to the Ohio State coaches in the past, and they have both my game film and my transcript. I'm carrying a 3.5 GPA and I will take the ACT test in December."
Ohio State is not the only school that has noticed Worley's talents, and his recruitment has taken off recently.
"West Virginia, Nebraska, Michigan and USC have all been in touch," he reported. "I like Ohio State, West Virginia, USC and Oregon the best right now, but it's still real early for me to be putting together any type of list."