Sanzenbacher Enjoys Official Visit

Dane Sanzenbacher emerged on to the recruiting scene while helping to guide Toledo Central Catholic to the Division II state championship in 2005, Sanzenbacher caught two touchdown passes and intercepted one pass in the state title game.

Scout.com three-star prospect Dane Sanzenbacher, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound wide receiver from Central Catholic High in Toledo, Ohio earned some early recruiting attention after the state title run. Even though he had racked up some nice offers based on his on the field merits, Sanzenbacher knows his summer camp performances helped seal the deal for some of the other schools.

As a member of the Ted Ginn Bus Tour he made camp stops at a number of schools, and prominent Big Ten powers like Iowa and Ohio State offered him after evaluating him up close.

"It was almost overwhelming," Sanzenbacher said of the attention he was receiving while on the tour. "They (coaches) got to see a lot more of me. That is one of the main reasons that Ohio State offered. I am lucky to have taken the steps to get on that bus."

Most fans that follow Ohio football know the Toledo area, due to it proximity to Ann Arbor, has it share of Wolverine backers. Sanzenbacher says that there was only one school for him all along.

"Being an Ohio kid I was definitely a Buckeye fan," he informed. "Here in Toledo it is probably about 50-50, but I definitely wanted to play football at Ohio State and represent the State of Ohio."

Sanzenbacher was back on campus in Columbus last weekend for his official visit.

"It was a very good trip," Sanzenbacher began. "I went down on Friday and left on Sunday. On Friday when I got there I met with the coaches and watched a little practice. After that during the evening the coaches met with my parents. That gave us the opportunity to get to go and hang out with some of the players."

"Brian Hartline was my host during the visit. He was a really good host, and I enjoyed getting the chance to go out with them."

Sanzenbacher was also impressed with the new football facilities that are being built at Ohio State.

"Oh yeah we toured the new facilities," he said. "There are still no walls or anything like that built yet, but you can tell that it is going to be ridiculous."

Sanzenbacher, who was recruited by Doc Tressel, will be brought in to play wide receiver for the Buckeyes.

As a senior, Sanzenbacher finished the season with 61 receptions for 1,079 yards and 11 touchdowns. A big-game player, he had 40 receptions for 842 yards and nine touchdowns, 40 solo tackles and eight interceptions in seven career playoff games.


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