Cleveland Glenville superstar Jermale Hines was in Columbus this weekend on his official visit to Ohio State. While Hines did not commit to Jim Tressel and the Buckeyes, he left no doubt that the visit was all he was hoping for.
"I didn't commit to Ohio State this weekend," Hines began. "I really want to talk it over with my parents and my coach, Ted Ginn. The visit went great. On a scale of 10, I would rate it a 10. I'll probably make my announcement on signing day but that's not for sure. I felt real comfortable here because I know so many people. I would say it really felt like home."
Hines did say he would not be taking any other visits.
"I had a visit scheduled to West Virginia next weekend but there's no reason for me to go there," he continued. "I wouldn't say I have a leader at this point. All the schools are pretty much even."
Hines' parents were with him on his visit and he was able to talk with a few of his former high school teammates.
"It was great having my mom and dad with me," Hines explained. "Robert Rose was my host and we had a good time and he told me how much he loves Ohio State and how great it is there. We talked to Teddy Ginn and it was great to see him. He seemed to be walking pretty good and doing fine with his injury."
The Ohio State staff talked with Hines about the need to have him in the program and the course he needs to follow academically.
"I spent a lot of time with Jim Tressel," he said. "He's a great coach and I like him a lot. Luke Fickell is recruiting me and we talked a lot also. They want me to keep taking the ACT and trying to raise my score and I'm going to do that. They didn't really pressure me at all but they let me know that they want me to be a Buckeye."