5-star DE Parsons highly impressed by OSU after visit

Harrisburg High School (PA) defensive end Micah Parsons was one of several five-star prospects hosted by Ohio State this weekend.


Penn State commit and five-star defensive end Micah Parsons was part of a group of several five-star prospects at Ohio State this past weekend to watch the Buckeyes take on Nebraska.  This was Parsons' first trip to see Ohio State play at "The Horseshoe" and he had one word to describe it: "lit".

Parsons, who originally planned to go to Penn State and see them play Iowa, changed his plans and decided to head to Ohio State.  The visit left a very good impression on Parsons, who said,"the facilities are elite."  Parsons travelled to Ohio State with his father and fellow teammate Shaquon Anderson-Butts.  Parsons' father, Terrance, came away impressed with the treatment his son received from the Ohio State coaching staff and players, in particular from head coach Urban Meyer and assistant head coach Larry Johnson Sr. "They showed my son a lot of love," said (T.) Parsons. 

The younger Parsons said that Coach Meyer talked to him about how he would fit in at Ohio State. "Coach Meyer thinks that I could be first or second in the rotation and possibly play early," said Parsons.  "I told them I would be back up in few weeks for their game against Michigan (Nov. 26)."

Cleezy's Take:  There is no doubt that Ohio State will continue to put the full-court press on Parsons up until signing day in 2018.  Parsons felt good enough about the Ohio State visit to plan a second trip back this month.  Parsons and his father have made no secret about the fact that he will continue to visit other schools in spite of the fact that he's currently committed to Penn State.  Penn State has shown great improvement on the field and Parsons' father is very impressed with how the season has gone so far for the Nittany Lions.  Ohio State and Tennessee are the  schools (not counting Penn State) that are constantly in contact with Parsons as of right now.


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