Tight End Enjoys Buckeye Visit

Jackson (OH) tight end Jacob Betschel was one of the 2014 in-state prospects that was invited to visit Ohio State last weekend for the game with Nebraska. The junior enjoyed what he saw in Columbus.

Tight end is a very important position in Urban Meyer's offense at Ohio State, and Jackson (OH) junior Jacob Betschel is on the Buckeye recruiting radar for the class of 2014.

Betschel was in attendance last Saturday for Ohio State's 63-38 win over Nebraska. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound, athlete was impressed by what he saw at Ohio State.

"It was amazing at Ohio State, and they were nice to me as soon as I got there," Betschel stated. "Being it was a night game, the crowd was loud and intense, and things went great. I was able to speak with Coach (Tim) Hinton, and he basically asked how I was doing and asked about my season. He's a really good guy. I went into the locker room after the game to hear Coach Meyer speak."

"He was pretty fired up, and so were all the guys on the team," he added. "They told me they are still evaluating me, and they haven't offered too many juniors yet. I'm definitely very interested in Ohio State."

Other schools schools are showing interest in Betschel, even though he has no scholarship offers to date. He has taken a visit to Akron.

"I have game invites from Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Northwestern, and Georgia Tech," he reported. "I will be going to visit Purdue this week for their game. I've been to Akron for a game, and that was great. These are the only two games I've been to. Akron was great and the stadium and facilities are special. They said they like me, and they are evaluating my film."

After playing last season with a shoulder injury, Betschel is back healthy and enjoying a fine season at Jackson.

"I'm playing both ways this year, and I'm starting at both tight end and defensive end," he explained. "I only come off the field for special teams, and I'm having a good season so far. On offense, we run the ball primarily, so I don't catch a lot of passes. Defensively, I have five sacks and I'm playing well. I'm using my hands better defensively, and my route-running is better. I'm working on staying on blocks better."


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