December 19, 2010
Official visit opens Jennings' eyes
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Ohio State's recruiting weekend did a lot to open the eyes of recruits and it went a long way for the Buckeyes in the eyes of Darius Jennings. The 6-foot-0, 180 pound athlete has been on the Ohio State campus before but this was an opportunity to visit with his dad after making the trip from Baltimore (Md.) to Columbus.
"The visit went really well," Jennings said. "We flew in Friday night and got in pretty late."
Jennings was hosted by freshman defensive back Bradley Roby but had a chance to hang out with a lot of the players. Jennings had a chance to meet with both the wide receiver and cornerback coaches and had a chance to sit down with head coach Jim Tressel which was a big opportunity for Jennings.
The four star athlete had not been mentioned too much by people who follow recruiting with the expectation that he would stay on the east coast. Jennings even admitted that Ohio State was starting to fall behind in his eyes but this visit helps.
"I went up in the summer so I had some questions answered," Jennings said. "This gave me a chance to see a lot more and be around the players on the team. Ohio State wasn't really too high on my list coming in... it was in my top six but I wasn't too fond of them. The visit definitively changed things. I came away with a good impression and had fun."
People have debated which side of the ball that Jennings will play on. The Ohio State coaches would just like to get Jennings in before making any decisions like that.
"They are looking at me as an athlete and I could be either receiver or corner but I don't know," Jennings said. "I have a feeling if I went to Ohio State I would play corner. Just because when they were first recruiting me they talked corner but they about athlete. Roby (my host) is a corner so that might mean something."
Jennings still has several other options on the board and now has a lot of thinking to do.
"I might cut down my list this or next week to three or four," Jennings said, "This visit definitely helped Ohio State. I think that they will make the cut. Before the visit I wasn't really too sure but they definitely impressed me and my dad who came along with me."
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