After seeing Thiyo Lukusa last Friday at the Sound Mind, Sound Body Football Academy in Detroit, Ohio State extended an offer to the 6-foot-5, 320-pound rising junior offensive lineman, becoming the fifth school to do so.
"Coach Coombs basically said you were great," he said. "We'd like to give you an offer. You're a big strong kid, your film is great and we like you."
Lukusa has never been to Columbus, but says, "I'll definitely be checking them out this Summer."
Despite that, he has watched a lot of college football and is familiar with the Buckeyes' recent success as well as other important elements of the university.
"They're a winning program. The last bad Ohio State team I can remember is 6-6 year when Braxton was a freshman. They win. The average ACT score at the university is a 29, which really impressed me. They put guys into the league. The whole senior class signed contracts with the NFL so pretty impressive. Guys have dreams to play in the NFL, so that's big."
I think I'm just going to visit schools that have offered me so far, see I how like each of them. I've already been to Michigan and Michigan State, but I haven't been to Wisconsin, Akron or Ohio State. I want to look or relook at those schools and see what's going on."