A big player from the Sunshine State that has made a big impression on the Buckeyes is offensive lineman Ronnie Wilson of Pompano Beach Ely. Wilson (6-3, 335) took a trip up to Ohio State camp last week and was recently sent an offer by Ohio State.
"It went pretty well," Wilson said. "I really enjoyed myself up there."
Wilson is going to four more camps with his team, but the only camp of those four he will be participating in is North Carolina State. In addition to Ohio State, Wilson went to the Florida camp the week before.
"Both have offered," he said. "Coach told me that Ohio State's offer, they sent it to his office."
What got Wilson thinking about Ohio State?
"They invited me to their camp," he said. "I just wanted to get up there and see the school. I was impressed."
Ohio State is a long way from Pompano Beach, but Wilson has been pondering whether or not leaving the state would be a big issue.
"I've really been thinking about it a lot," he said. "My parents don't really care as long as I'm happy. I know where Florida is; I can make it back down there."
Wilson, who plans on majoring in sports medicine, will be making a decision before the new year since he is graduating early, but he does plan to visit Ohio State before he makes his choice.
"I will visit for sure," he said. "I'd like to get up there for the Michigan game, but it depends on how things go for us down here."
Ely has been strong in the past, and they could be strong enough to make postseason noise this year, which could affect his visit plans. His team is starting to get back into the swing of things, preparing for the fall.
"I'm bench pressing 360 right now, but we're just getting started back lifting," he said. "We've been going to all these camps.
"We were 9-2 last year. We have a lot of people coming back, and we could make a run."