Hendrix Sees The Difference

Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne junior linebacker Dorian Hendrix talks about his game day experience at "The Game" and about his interest in Ohio State going forward.

The path from Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne to Ohio State over the past several years has been an easy one for several of head coach Jay Minton's former players.

2014 linebacker Dorian Hendrix understands not every player will earn an offer from the Buckeyes so getting a chance to visit during the annual battle against Michigan is special.

"Today was a good day," said Hendrix. "I went over with my dad and brother and that was the first time they've been able to see a college game as I traditionally go with my mom. So we all had a good time together."

While this was not Hendrix's first Buckeye visit, it might well be the one he remembers most.

"I went to the Central Florida game at the start of the year," said Hendrix. "There were no comparisons as it was not as loud and exciting as I thought it was going to be. But this time it was crazy as it was loud and exciting. The other recruits and I have seen the team's improvements and it was a great game."

For Hendrix the game also gave him a chance to watch another former Wayne product in Braxton Miller and the two connected briefly following the game.

"It's crazy because after the game Braxton somehow made it through the crowd and came up to me and my brother," said Hendrix. "I don't know how he did it, but I told him good game and he asked how school was going. But about 20-seconds later all the students and fans came down on the field and kind of took him away as he kind of vanished in the crowd."

Because of Millers success Hendrix knows there is a possibility he could someday be part of such a game.

"I found it kind of cool to see Braxton out there being successful knowing he was coached by Coach (Jay) Minton and the other coaches we have at Wayne," said Hendrix.

While warned Ohio State coaches may not be able to talk with many of the recruits at the game, Hendrix did get a chance to speak with two of them.

"I talked a little bit with (assistant) coach (Tim) Hinton and a quick second with (assistant) coach (Luke) Fickell," said Hendrix. "There was a crazy amount of recruits at the game and they warned us and said it was going to be tough for them to talk with recruits. But I talked with Coach Hinton after the game and he asked what I thought about the game."

Hendrix knows he's yet to earn an offer from the Buckeyes and understands its importance if one was extended.

"It would be an accomplishment to earn an offer from Ohio State," explained Hendrix. "Ohio State is a top school not only in the Midwest but the country. Coach (Urban) Meyer is there now and he's setting the bar high to not only win Big Ten Championships but National Championships.

"He recruits the best and only the best. So to earn a scholarship from him would be a blessing and great. We'll have to see how things go and I know I've got to be patient and control the things I can control. But it would be great."

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