Homan Enjoys OSU Visit, Prepares To Enroll

Coldwater, Ohio, linebacker Ross Homan made an official visit to Ohio State this past weekend. Homan came in one week after leading Coldwater to the Division IV state championship and a few weeks before he plans to enroll at Ohio State. Click here for more.

Although Coldwater, Ohio, linebacker Ross Homan is due to enroll at Ohio State in January, Homan still made his scheduled official visit to Columbus this past weekend.

Homan, the Ohio High state player of the year for 2005, was hosted by OSU freshman linebacker James Laurinaitis.

"I was impressed with all of the improvements they will be getting there at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center," Homan said. "They are really going to be upgrading the facilities and the weight room. I was interested and surprised with that.

"All of the coaches were amazing. The whole campus and everything just blew me away."

The 6-1, 235-pound Homan committed to OSU back in February. He joined fellow OSU verbal Grant Schwartz in visiting this weekend.

Homan came down to Columbus one week after leading Coldwater to a 33-9 win over Youngstown Cardinal Mooney in the Division IV state title game. Homan had 70 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries on offense and had 16 tackles (eight solos) to go with a tackle-for-loss and a forced fumble as the Cavaliers completed a perfect 15-0 season.

But Homan is not interested in waiting until the fall to start his college career.

"I will be coming in on Jan. 2 and (winter quarter) classes start on Jan. 3," Homan said. "I am excited."

Homan said he intends to major in business. He toured the Fisher College of Business at OSU.

Homan also said he spent time with OSU linebackers coach Luke Fickell during the visit.

"They think I can fill in as an outside linebacker, probably at the Will," said Homan, who will join the Buckeyes for winter conditioning and spring football in April.


OSU verbal Ross Homan poses with the state championship trophy.

Homan said he and his Coldwater teammates received a big welcome upon returning home with the state championship trophy last weekend.

"It was awesome," he said. "We had a police escort. We were driving around in these big charter buses. Then, we had a big welcome home at the high school gym and it was packed."

Homan admitted it will be hard to walk away from his high school classmates at such a special time.

"It will be hard a little bit, but I've got to move on," he said.

During the regular season, Homan had 1,042 yards rushing, 312 yards receiving, 20 touchdowns, 141 tackles and four sacks as Coldwater went undefeated in the always tough Midwest Athletic Conference for the second year in a row.

Then, during his team's five-game run to the Division IV state title game, Homan accumulated 399 yards rushing and 10 more touchdowns, giving him 1,431 yards and 30 TDs on the year. His tackle total was over 200.


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