'Dream Come True' For Guiton

What could only be described as a whirlwind of a week for Kenneth Guiton culminated in issuing a verbal commitment to Ohio State. Find out what the three-star quarterback thought of his visit to Columbus and what the coaching staff likes about him here on BuckeyeSports.com.

It took Ohio State more than two years to land Terrelle Pryor. It took the Buckeyes less than one week to land Kenneth Guiton.

While in Columbus for his official visit just three days after earning a scholarship offer from OSU, Guiton became member No. 25 of the school's 2009 recruiting class. The senior from Houston Eisenhower first heard from the Buckeye coaching staff on Wednesday. A scholarship offer was extended one day later, and an official visit was scheduled to Columbus.

On Sunday afternoon, Guiton told OSU head coach Jim Tressel that he wanted to become a Buckeye.

"When I talked to Coach Tressel, I got pretty excited," he told BuckeyeSports.com. "We were just talking. There was nothing really said. I don't know how to explain it. We came in and he already knew I wanted to be a Buckeye. ‘Sign on Wednesday (National Signing Day)' was all that was really said."

Just like that, a whirlwind of a week was over for the 6-2 ½, 172-pound Guiton. One week ago, he was nearly set to attend nearby Prairie View for college.

The change of events led Guiton to call it a dream come true.

"It was like a dream for me," he said. "Just last week I was thinking I would be going to Prairie View. I loved it up there. It's 30 minutes away from my house. I had a great time up there with the players and stuff, but Ohio State is at the top of the nation. It's like a dream come true."

While on campus, Guiton received a tour of campus as well as a tour of Ohio Stadium. He spent time at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and met with a number of current Buckeyes as well. He was accompanied by his father, Kenneth Guiton Sr.

Guiton was hosted by OSU wide receiver Lamaar Thomas, and he spent time with classmates Terrelle Pryor, Travis Howard, DeVier Posey and J.B. Shugarts.

Shugarts went to high school just moments from Guiton's home, and the two talked up Houston-area football to the other players.

"Him and I talked it up about Houston and how we can show them all how to play some football," he said.

Guiton also admired the physique of Pryor, OSU's starting quarterback who is listed at 6-6, 235 pounds.

"It was nice," Guiton said of meeting Pryor. "He's a big dude. He's got height on him. It's something to motivate me to try to get to his size."

As a senior, Guiton completed 117 of 232 passes for 1,670 yards and 17 touchdowns against nine interceptions. While he has impressed the OSU coaches enough with his play on the field to merit a scholarship offer, Guiton said it was his off-the-field persona that the coaches were most impressed with.

"They think I'm a great kid," he said. "They asked lots of people around me if they had heard about me and they said they weren't able to hear one bad thing about me."


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