It was a successful trip to Detroit for Patrice Rene, as the rising junior cornerback once again impressed at Sound Mind Sound Body with his size (6-2, 200 pounds) and athleticism. He came away from the event with offers from Ohio State and Indiana.
"When Ohio State offered, I felt very excited," he said. "I've been talking to them for awhile now. I camped there last year and met Coach Coombs here at Sound Mind Sound Body last year, so we started building a relationship and he got a chance to see me again this year and was impressed with he saw and decided to offer me a scholarship."
The Buckeyes offered Rene at his natural position of cornerback, but told him that if he keeps growing, a move to safety could be possible. He hopes to make it to Columbus again in the near future.
"I'll try to go down for a visit later in July, try to hit up their Friday Night Lights camp, but if not, then sometime in the summer. I'm very excited about Ohio State. It's obviousy a great school, a lot of success with the defensive backs and also as a team."
That would be an opportunity for him to see the school again.
"I've been there before once. Campus is beautiful. It was a beautiful day when I went there. I got to see a lot, got to talk to some of the players, so I was just amazed. They have great facilities, great coaches, I got to meet Coach Urban Meyer and I was very impressed."
"As of now, I think the process is still early so I don't have top schools but I'm very open to all the schools that are interested in me and listening to what they have to say. I want to take full advantage of my recruiting process."