Wesley Reflects On Weekend Visit To OSU

Bartow, Fla., defensive end Steven Wesley played in a high school game Friday then traveled up to Columbus Saturday to take an official visit at Ohio State for the Texas weekend. Wesley returned home Sunday and reflected on the game and his time at OSU.

Bartow, Fla., defensive end Steven Wesley enjoyed his weekend official visit to Ohio State for the Texas game.

Wesley (6-3, 235, 4.8) played in a high school game Friday, then flew up to Columbus on Saturday afternoon.

"It was great," he said. "It was a great experience. Just the experience that I had with the team was great."

Wesley was able to join the Buckeyes for their pregame activities.

"We went to the Blackwell Hotel, where the team was," he said. "I had a chance to talk with a couple of the players there. I was with them during their pregame meal. Then, we walked with the team over to (St. John Arena) for the Skull Session. It was fun walking through the arena and seeing all the fans screaming at you. The fans were going crazy."

Wesley then settled into his seat at Ohio Stadium and watched the classic between Ohio State and Texas.

"I loved it," he said. "There were 105,000 fans in there going wild. They lost the game, but they still treated me good."

Wesley was hosted by freshman defensive ends Doug Worthington and Lawrence Wilson.

"I just liked it overall," he said. "I had a good time. I enjoyed my time meeting with the players and the coaches. They're up at the top for me right now."

Wesley's visit wrapped up Sunday before he traveled back home to Florida.

"Today, we toured the facilities," he said. "I got to also tour the Woody Hayes facility. I sat down and talked with Coach Tressel for about 20 minutes. He's a real cool, calm person."

This was Wesley's first official visit. He also has visits set with Ole Miss Oct. 15, Alabama Nov. 7, Maryland Dec. 2 and Florida Jan. 20.

As a junior, Wesley had 60 tackles and eight sacks. At tight end, he had seven catches for 129 yards and one touchdown.

This year, his team is off to a 2-1 start. In three games, he has 20 tackles, five sacks, one caused fumble and an interception.

"I think I bring aggressiveness and quickness," he said. "I think I bring some speed out there. (OSU defensive coordinator Jim) Heacock said he was excited to see what I could do."

Wesley was one of three players on official visits. Maryland DB A.J. Wallace and Cincinnati Princeton OL Aaron Brown also visited OSU this weekend. They also arrived on Saturday and will wrap their visits on Monday.

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