Cash Excited About Second Buckeye Visit

Plantation, Fla., junior safety Jeremy Cash wowed observers at the Ohio State camp in June with an outstanding performance. His sparkling showing has earned Cash an invitation from the Buckeyes staff to attend the Ohio State clash with USC on September 12. Cash spoke with Bill Greene about the opportunity to return to Columbus to see the Buckeyes play.

Plantation, Fla., junior safety Jeremy Cash eatablished himself as one of the top prospects in the 2011 class with great camp performances at both Miami of Florida and Ohio State. It's no surprise that both schools are showing much interest in this young star.

"I have been in contact with both Miami and Ohio State over the past few weeks," Cash stated. "I'm headed to Miami later this week to tour the campus. My parents are going with me and we will be meeting the coaches and we will meet with academic people also. I'm interested in their sports medicine program since that's the area I plan on majoring in."

Cash was pleasantly surprised to learn this week that Ohio State has invited him to attend the Sept. 12 contest with USC.

"Coach [Luke] Fickell spoke with my father and asked if we would be interested in going to the USC game," he explained. "He told my father they are serious about me going to their school and they will be recruiting me for that purpose. I know that schools cannot extend official offers until September and I'm hoping to receive one from Ohio State at that time. I loved my visit there for camp and I spent time getting to know the city of Columbus and the campus of Ohio State."

Cash made it clear that Ohio State is one of his favorites and the invitation to attend the USC game was a thrill.

"It's always great to feel wanted, especially by a great school like Ohio State," Cash said. "Hopefully one day I'll be a Buckeye myself and my parents will be coming to watch me play there. Ohio State is one of my top choices obviously, and I'm glad to have my parents be able to see Ohio State the way I see it. I want them to see why I feel Ohio State is one of the main schools on my list of schools to possibly attend. I want to experience the feel of game day at Ohio State. Plus, it's going to be the biggest game in the country and I feel blessed to be able to see it in person. My parents have made the reservations and we are all set to go. We're all excited for that weekend."

Cash, 6-2 and 185 pounds, figures to be one of the top recruits in the state of Florida in the 2011 class. He listed a few other schools that have drawn his interest in addition to Miami and Ohio State.

"I'm also interested in Florida State, North Carolina, UCLA and USC," he admitted. "I have two years of high school left so I need to concentrate on my high school season. The camps I attended this summer helped me become a better player. My main challenges were to improve my footwork and my coverage skills over the summer. I feel I am better in both areas and that's a direct result of working with college coaches at the Miami and Ohio State camps. I'm really looking forward to our season at Plantation because I think we're going to have a strong team this year."

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