Ashton Henderson, from Tallahassee, Fla., is interested in the Buckeyes, but is not sure if they are ready to step up with a scholarship offer.
"I'm going to talk to my coaches (Tuesday) and find out where I stand with Ohio State," Henderson said. "I'm going to see if they are going to offer and if I'm going to set up a visit. I would definitely like to visit there."
The 6-0, 185-pound Henderson is ranked as the No. 64 cornerback in the country by Scout.com.
He made an official visit to UCLA last weekend and the Bruins extended him a scholarship offer.
"It was wonderful," Henderson said. "The campus, the facilities, the players… they made me feel like I was already on the team."
Henderson was asked if he would pick OSU or UCLA if he had offers from both schools.
"It would be pretty close," he said.
Henderson previously visited Mississippi. He will visit South Florida Jan. 27-29.
If he visits Ohio State, it will be Jan. 20-22.
He knows he's somewhat in limbo with the Buckeyes, but seems willing to be patient.
"To tell you the truth, I am as confused as anyone," Henderson said. "I like Ohio State; I'm just seeing where to go from here. My old head coach, who retired in the summer, has been the one keeping contact with Ohio State. He says sometimes he will miss their calls. My new coach is also getting involved. We are supposed to find out (Tuesday) where I stand."
Henderson has not spoken directly with any of Ohio State's coaches.
"No, I have not," he said. "Like I said, it's all going through my coach, and my former coach. I'm just going to see what they say (Tuesday) and go from there. I'm just trying to take my time and find the best school."