Larimore Reflects On Visit For OSU-Iowa Game

We have comments from Merrillville, Ind., defensive tackle prospect Dexter Larimore. He was among the prospects making unofficial visits for Saturday's Big Ten opener against Iowa. Larimore, a standout prep wrestler, discusses the schools that have already offered and much more.

Merrillville, Ind., defensive tackle Dexter Larimore attended Saturday's game between Ohio State and Iowa at Ohio Stadium on an unofficial visit.

Larimore (6-3, 270, 4.8) received a scholarship offer from Ohio State a few weeks ago.

"It was really impressive," Larimore said. "Everything was really nice. Overall, my impression was really great."

When asked what stood out, Larimore said, "Probably the fan support and how the coaches treated me. The coaches there are really nice to me. They showed me a lot of attention. The fans are really great."

Larimore got a chance to spend some time with OSU defensive coordinator/line coach Jim Heacock.

"I got to talk to him before and after the game," Larimore said. "He's a great guy. He's really wise about the game. All of the people there are really nice people."

Larimore is ranked as Indiana's sixth-best prospect and No. 70 in the Midwest, according to He has offers from OSU, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana.

"(OSU assistant Dick) Tressel called me an offered me and they followed up and sent me a letter," Larimore said. "It's great. It's Ohio State. It was a good moment to get that offer."

On Sept. 10, Larimore attended Michigan's home game with Notre Dame.

"Both of these stadiums are huge and the crowds are loud," Larimore said. "But I liked the atmosphere at Ohio State better. There just seemed to be more excitement."

Larimore is also a tremendous high school wrestler, boasting a 90-5 record the last two years and finishing as the state runner-up as a sophomore and junior in the 275-pound class.

"USA Wrestling magazine has me ranked as the No. 1 wrestler in the nation in my class," Larimore said.

Larimore said he would like a chance to wrestle at the college level. In fact, he may take a visit to Michigan State for wrestling. He said he may make an official visit to OSU Dec. 3 as well.

"It is pretty wide open now," Larimore said. "I will probably take my visits and see where I want to go."

Larimore's Merrillville team has opened the year 4-2.

"I would project as a defensive tackle at the college level," Larimore said. "Right now, I also play on offense, but that is just for my team. I'm really physical. I'm always going to the ball. Even if the play is away from me, I'm still running to the play.

"I am a pretty big guy and I think I am pretty fast. I am very disciplined for my play."

"He has exceptional quickness, and explodes off the ball real well," added Merrillville head coach Jeff Yelton. "He has good brute physical strength having made the finals in the heavyweight division as a sophomore."

Larimore holds a 3.4 GPA and scored a 1060 on the "old" SAT.

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