Burrow Reflects On Weekend In Columbus

Monday night things didn't go as planned for Ohio State quarterback pledge Joey Burrow. However, while some might have been upset by the end results, Burrow was reflective about the past week and the entire weekend.

From the time The Plains (Ohio) Athens High School quarterback Joey Burrow made the call to Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer with his pledge, he knew things would never be the same.

Over the weekend, Burrow learned more about his future and the amount of attention it would bring at the NIKE Football Training Camp and Elite 11 Quarterback Camp held at his future home.

"I thought I had a pretty good day," said Burrow. "I didn't get selected at the end, but I thought I threw well. However, it's been great as all these guys got to see me and now know who I am. I guess it didn't work out at the end, but they all know who I am now."

While the outcome at the Elite 11 may not have been to his liking, the weekend provided Burrow's first chance of returning to campus as a Buckeyes commitment and had him looking back at the past few months.

"It's crazy," he said. "In the winter, I had one scholarship offer. Now, I have twenty and I'm committed to Ohio State. So it happened pretty fast."

Maybe more important to the Buckeyes was the fact the quarterback of the class is now working to get others to join him in Columbus.

"I got to meet some of the recruits that Ohio State has," he explained. "I got to meet them in person and not just on Twitter. I think a lot of them are on the fringe, but I think we can get them. It's just about getting one first."

How does Burrow feel he can do as a recruiter?

"It's hard because I don't get paid to do that," he said. "But I think I'm pretty good at it. It's had to start off the conversation, but you've just got to introduce yourself and talk about Ohio State and the basic interest you have and then sell them on it."

A summer that was looking like one with trips to several colleges across the country has not dissolved with his pledge to the Buckeyes. So what's in store for the signal caller the next few months?

"I'll be back at Ohio State a lot this summer," he stressed. "Training, everything is over with so you've got to train because I want to win a regional title and win state."


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