West Turns Heads At Ohio State

2014 defensive back Darius West has impressed many during the past few months and didn't disappoint on Saturday at Ohio State. West gives the latest on his day and interest the Buckeyes are showing.

The past few months have seen Lima (OH) Central Catholic safety prospect Darius West turning heads and picking up offers.

Saturday, West was at Ohio State and left feeling good about his performance.

"It was a real good day," said West. "It wasn't what I expected because I didn't know we were going to go that hard. They pushed up to do our best and to impress all the coaches. They didn't allow any slack at all.

"I posted a 4.36 forty time and was picked to go into the indoor facility with some of the other top guys."

Once West was selected with some of the other top campers to compete against each other, he almost took a step back wondering if he belonged. However, after a few short minutes, West showed why he's considered one of Ohio's top underclassmen with his performance.

"Overall it was a really good day as the coaches were live out there and the camp was very smooth," said West. "At first I thought about things and felt a lot of pressure. But then I told myself I must control my own destiny and compete doing what I can do."

Following his day, West got some one-on-one time with a couple of Buckeye coaches and picked up a few new offers.

"I spoke with (assistant) coach (Tim) Hinton and he told me how they felt about me and gave me a tour of their facilities," said West. "They were real nice and he said I didn't waste my time coming to camp and to keep in touch with him each week.

"I came here with an offer from Illinois and now have Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Akron and Toledo."

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