Ohio State hosted on of the top offensive tackles in the 2015 class over the weekend, Greenbelt (Md.) Eleanor Roosevelt four-star offensive tackle Isaiah Prince.
"They [Ohio State] definitely stood out a lot. It's definitely one of my top schools, and a school I will consider when I make my decision," said Prince, who also holds offers from Maryland, Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Tennessee among others. "My visit was great I got there at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and I didn't leave until 4:00 p.m."
Prince managed to pack a full day of tours, talks, and observations in during his brief visit, and he left thoroughly impressed with his experience.
"I sat down with the coaches, coach [Urban] Myer, coach [Larry] Johnson, and coach [Dave] Warinner," Prince said. "We went on a tour around campus, and I got to see all the facilities, and I got to see the coaches coach camp too."
The four-star standout said he enjoyed getting the chance to sit down and talk with the Buckeyes staff, and he said their message was very clear.
"He [Myer] just wanted to make sure I knew how much they needed tackles because their tackles are leaving so they need someone to come in and fill in. They think I would be a great fit," Prince said. "It is a great opportunity for me to come in and play early as a freshman or a sophomore, so I wouldn't have to sit out and wait for a chance to play. "
Prince also got a chance to talk to a few of the current Ohio State players, including freshman early enrollee Curtis Samuel.
"He seemed to really like it there, and I spoke to two of the offensive tackles too," Prince said. "They said that a lot of people come out the games, and the stadium is crazy on game day. They also said the coaches keep it really real, they tell you how it is, which was really good to hear. That is something I look for in the coaches I want to play for."
The Raiders lineman was surprised by the size of the campus at first, but once he walked around, and got a feel for the lay out, he was more impressed than overwhelmed.
"It's a really big campus. It is huge, it's kind of unbelievable," Prince said. "The really good thing though is they said there aren't that many people in each classroom, so it is a little easier to focus. I know at some place there are like 50 people in each class, but there they said there are smaller class sizes, which is something I really liked."
Prince said the highlight of his trip was touring the Woody Hayes Center and, of course, holding the Heisman Trophy.
"The Woody Hayes Center was really cool, seeing all the Heisman trophies," Prince said. "I actually got to take a picture with the Heisman, so I was really happy…but that [the Heisman] is really heavy, it's got to be about 35-40 lbs.
He added, "The weight room was really cool too, seeing all the awards players have accomplished there, and just the whole overall experience was just great."
Prince said his visit definitely puts the Buckeyes in the final running for his decision, but he has a few more visits to go before he is ready to commit.
"I just didn't want to make a decision yet because I still have other schools to see, but Ohio State is definitely one of my top schools," Prince said. "I am hoping to get to Alabama, July 12 and 13 to see Alabama and Auburn. I am still working on planning visits to Tennessee and Florida, I don't have any set dates but I am working it out with coach.
"I am going to try to get to all six of the schools, but then again, I am trying to have my decision done this summer," Prince said. "I want to make it [my decision] before my senior season because it is a lot of stress trying to make a decision and do school work, and be in season at the same time. "
Prince Raves About OSU Visit
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