Wells Due To Visit OSU Monday

Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood running back Maurice Wells, one of the nation's top prospects, is due to tour the OSU campus and visit with the coaching staff on Monday. Click here for an update on this super talent.

Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood running back Maurice Wells is due to visit with coaches at Ohio State and tour the campus on Monday, according to a family source.

Wells (5-9, 180, 4.4) is considered as one of the nation's top running back prospects. As a junior, Wells led the state of Florida in rushing with 3,076 yards and 31 touchdowns. The Florida Times Union Player of the year also also broke the state's single game rushing yard record with 429 yards.

He is in Columbus visiting relatives and also to see a cousin go through his high school graduation. He has been in central Ohio since the middle of last week and was not due to return home to Florida until later this week, according to his father, Kingsley Simons.

"I think he is seriously considering Ohio State," Simons told Bucknuts.com. "They would definitely be in the running. Really, USC, Georgia Tech and Ohio State are the only three schools he has mentioned frequently."

Prior to the visit, Wells told Ryan Jordan of TheInsiders.com, "I'm still not ready to name a top five yet. I do know that USC, Georgia Tech, and Ohio State will be part of it though. I like those three schools the most right now."

Regarding Ohio State, Wells said, "I have a lot of family up there. My grandma wants me to go there because they practically live right next to the school."

Other schools that have offered Wells include Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Maryland and Notre Dame.

"I'm going to take this thing out to the end next signing day," Wells told Jordan. "I've been invited to announce on ‘Countdown to Signing Day' with Jamie Newberg, and I'm going to go to Atlanta for that. Everyone will find out then."

Regarding camps, Wells said, "I'm going to camps at Georgia Tech and Florida State. I may go to Florida's camp but I pretty much just want to stay home and concentrate on my weight lifting and getting ready for the season."

In early May, Wells was named as the MVP of the Nike Camp at Atlanta. While at the camp, he ran a 4.4-second 40-yard time, he bench pressed 185 pounds 20 times and had a vertical leap of nearly 32 inches.

Wells holds a 3.5 GPA and scored an 890 on the SAT.


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