Now the Buckeyes are going back to Sandalwood in an effort to snag one of Wells' teammates.
OSU has already offered Sandalwood junior defensive back Jamar Hornsby, who is rated as the No. 1 senior-to-be in the talent-rich state of Florida by FloridaKids.us (hsflorida.scout.com). (Yes, he is ranked ahead of record setting quarterback Tim Tebow of Ponte Vedra Beach Nease.)
Like Wells, Hornsby (6-4, 195, 4.4) will have his choice of schools as his senior year wears on.
"Some schools are recruiting me as a receiver and some schools are looking at me as a DB," Hornsby said. "Ohio State is recruiting me mostly as a safety."
Hornsby said Wells shared some advice with him on the college selection process.
"He just told me to take all of my visits, but to also keep Ohio State in mind," Hornsby said. "He has never tried to lead me into going there. It would be good to know he's there if I decide to go there."
Regarding Ohio State, Hornsby said, "It is a winning school. Wherever I go, I want to be part of a winning program."
Hornsby and Wells helped lead Sandalwood to an 8-3 record, falling to Apopka 31-21 in a Class 6A regional semifinal. Hornsby became somewhat of a legend in that game, hauling in three touchdown passes for Sandalwood. One of them was a 92-yard TD grab on an over-the-shoulder catch.
Afterwards, Apopka coach Ty Ensor told the Florida Times-Union, "No.7 (Hornsby) is the best high school football player I've ever seen."
Hornsby will be back for his fourth season as a starter on defense and third at wide receiver. As a junior, he had 83 tackles, 10 passes defensed and four interceptions on defense.
"I fill the alley fast," Hornsby said. "I think I read plays pretty good. I can read the offense pretty good and predict where they're going.
"On offense, I'm very explosive off the ball, and I'm real aggressive on defense. I like to hit. I want to work on catching the ball more with my hands and less with my chest, and just work on my technique on offense and defense."
Hornsby said he might go to some college camps this summer. He attended a combine in Jacksonville April 17, but did little because of a minor ankle injury. He is also due to attend a combine Sunday in Tallahassee, he said.
He holds a 2.7 GPA and will take the SAT May 7.
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