Brandon Burton Recaps Ohio State Visit

Nov. 30 -- Gardena (Calif.) Serra athlete Brandon Burton visited Ohio State two weeks ago and said the Buckeyes are a real player in his recruitment...

Two-way standout Brandon Burton has previously taken official visits to Florida State, Notre Dame and Oklahoma and checked out Ohio State two weeks ago.

"It was a great visit, a lot of pluses there," Burton said. "From a football standpoint, they obviously have a great program. You go to Ohio State, you know you'll have a chance to compete for a national title. I clicked well with the coaches and they told me I would have a good chance to be as a true freshman.

"Going in to the visit, I was excited to meet Urban Meyer but didn't know what to think. He's a big time coach but the cool thing was he was such a regular guy and easy to talk with. I had a real good talk with him and coach Ash, the DB coach.

"The players were great with me too. They had a tough loss against Michigan State but the players were still great with me all weekend. Matthew Burrell was my host and he was great with me, all the players were so I really enjoyed myself there."

Burton said footabll was the only highlight of the visit.

"I like their academic support and opportunities after football," Burton said. "Their post graduate program is great and they try and set you up for life after football.

"I'm giving Ohio State a serious look right now, a very serious look. The team was so welcoming to me and I love the program so they're definitely high on my list."

Burton said he'll take his final official visit to Arizona, Stanford or UCLA. He'll also have several home visits set for this week with the Bruins coming on Monday, Cats and Sooners on Thursday and Buckeeys on Friday. Florida State will be over as well but he hasn't locked in a date yet. Burton also said he's now planning to announcing at the UA All-American game.

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