Boone Reflects On Official Visit To OSU

Lakewood St. Edward offensive lineman Alex Boone discussed his weekend visit to Ohio State, who else he saw on the visit and his plans to enroll early. Click here for more.

Alex Boone, the nation's third-best offensive lineman from Lakewood, Oh. (St. Edward's) has been an Ohio State verbal commitment since early this summer. After going to Columbus on more than one occasion to see games this fall, Boone spent the weekend at Ohio State on a visit—this time officially.

Returning from his official visit to Ohio State on Sunday afternoon, the 6-8 300-pound 5-star lineman, ranked 3rd nationally at the position and tops in Ohio overall by Scout.com, spoke with Bucknuts shortly after getting back home.

"It went real well, of course," Boone said. "Basically I just got to talk to some academic people and the coaches."

Boone, who was hosted on his trip by junior offensive lineman, Nick Mangold, arrived in Columbus early Friday evening, and left around noon on Sunday.

He visited Ohio State with a handful of other Ohio State commitments, including Canton wide receiver Brian Hartline, Lancaster offensive lineman Jim Cordle, and most notably, Athol Springs, N.Y. defensive end, Doug Worthington.

Worthington has drawn much attention from Ohio State fans and recruitniks because of his intentions to visit other schools, despite being verbally committed to the Buckeyes.

Throughout the last several weeks, Worthington has maintained his visits are nothing for Ohio State fans to be concerned about, and Boone, who had the chance to spend a lot of time with him this weekend, seemed to echo those sentiments.

"From everything I can tell, he's coming to Ohio State," Boone said adamantly.

Ohio State also received visits from some other top tier players nationally. Talented linebacker from Washington D.C, Rico McCoy, joined Minnesota defensive tackle Walker Ashley and New Jersey linebacker Lamont Robinson on official visits this weekend.

The question Ohio State fans are naturally asking, did any of those players commit to Ohio State on their visits?

"Not that I'm aware of," Boone said. "I don't know if anyone committed or not."

Although it was a big, exciting weekend for Boone, Monday will be an even bigger day—learning of when he enrolls at Ohio State.

Monday morning at 10 a.m., Boone, accompanied by his parents, will meet with his guidance counselor and school principal to find out if he will be eligible to graduate high school early, and enroll for the spring semester at Ohio State.

"I'm definitely excited," he noted. "Hopefully things will work out, but whatever happens I'll just work hard and go along with the decision."

Currently, Boone holds a 3.1 GPA and said he was happy with his SAT scores, as well. He committed to Ohio State towards the end of July.

If he is able to graduate early, he will begin at Ohio State in January. If not, he will come down to begin working out during the summer, and join the other freshmen officially in August when players report for fall camp.


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