Whitehead takes in Buckeyes' practice

The Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley 2015 corner made an unofficial visit to Columbus Saturday to check out an Ohio State practice and chat with its staff. He recapped the trip with Scout.com.

Jordan Whitehead saw plenty of players that he could relate to Saturday at Ohio State. He also saw plenty of its coaching staff.

The Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley four-star corner visited Columbus on an unofficial visit for a spring practice, taking in all he could from start to end.

"It was good," Whitehead said. "We started out by going to practice, and it was intense. They were intense, and then I had a good talk with [cornerbacks] Coach [Kerry] Coombs, [defensive coordinator Luke] Fickell and [head] Coach [Urban] Meyer."

"All of their coaches are good coaches. They push you. Coach Meyer makes sure every coach pushes you. At the end of practice, he called out to each coach to ask ‘did you do your job right?' They all did."

Whitehead had hoped to gain a perspective on how the Buckeyes' current cornerbacks match up to him, and he did. The 5-foot-10, 170 pound junior noted Coombs' corner's all have size and speed, and especially, technique. He added he believes his own technique, which he picked out as his biggest strength, will only improve at the next level.

Saturday wasn't just about on-field observations, though. Whitehead said he spent a good part of the day with former Central Valley assistant and now Ohio State staffer Adam Caltury, who he said "is doing an internship" when not chatting with the staff.

"Coach Coombs was just being real," Whitehead said. "He said he only recruits the best corners in the country. He said he doesn't want second-round draft picks, he wants first-round draft picks. That's what they look for in recruits.

"Coach Meyer just was asking me in general ‘what's the most important thing in a school?' Ohio State is top in academics, top in sports, they have great coaches, and when you get your degree, you'll be set."

Whitehead said the visit didn't change the Buckeyes' in his eyes, but that's because they were already highly thought of before the trip.

"I pretty much see them the same," Whitehead said. "They're at the top of the class and have great players and coaches."

The junior will visit Penn State March 29. It's the only other visit he has planned for the spring.

The junior added he has not thought about when he would like to make a decision.

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