September 26, 2010

Gorman looked for answers at Ohio State

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A game against Eastern Michigan wouldn't be the setting that one would expect for a top flight prospect to make his official visit but it worked just fine for Miami (Fla.) defensive back Jabari Gorman as he and his mother made the trip to Columbus (Ohio) to check out the Buckeyes on his first of three official visits.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder did not commit to Ohio State over the weekend but Gorman has been pretty adamant about wanting to see the process through and have a chance to check out Miami (Fla.) and Alabama before making any sort of final decision.

"It was great," Gorman said. "I was able to come back up here with some questions about what I was looking for in a school."

Gorman says that there are a lot of things that he is looking for in a school and what will make the right fit with him. With a visit set up to Alabama this upcoming week and a visit to Miami pending sometime during the season what are the things that matter most to Gorman?

"How I would fit in (at a school) and the atmosphere," Gorman said when it came down to describing what matted. "Getting closer with the players and be able to know more about the inside of the program."

This is not Gorman's first trip to Ohio State and was at the spring game this year along with current Ohio State commit Jeremy Cash. This trip was more important however to give him mother a chance to check things out, talk with the coaches and get an overall vibe of what Ohio State is all about for herself.

"She had some concerns but she wants me best for me," Gorman said about his mother. "Wherever I can better myself she will support me with that. She is not going to say that I can go somewhere because it is too far. She will miss me but it won't matter because she wants me to be successful in life."

Overall the trip to Ohio State was a success and Gorman left Columbus with high praises for what he saw and the Buckeye program in general.

"I got a lot of information and things are starting to get clearer as well," Gorman said.

The Buckeyes are still targeting defensive backs and would love to land both Gorman and Akron (Ohio) star Doran Grant. Ohio State is at 17 commits to this date in a class that could reach as high as 22 or 23 prospects but there are a lot of variables including the future statuses of players like Duron Carter and Keith Wells.


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