Ohio State had a couple of their remaining targets for the 2014 on campus this weekend for official visits. Players who were on campus include the likes of Brady Taylor, Roderick Johnson, Derrick Nnadi, and a couple of other recruits taking unofficial visits.
Taylor, a Columbus native, is the visitor with the best chance to end up in this class, despite being committed to Virginia Tech for the time being. There was some thought that he might flip his commitment from the Hokies to the Buckeyes while on his visit, but he remains a Hokie – at least for now.
"I am still committed (to Virginia Tech), he said. "I'm talking with my family about everything."
He had a very good time during his two day visit to the Ohio State campus. His host was redshirt freshmen offensive guard Pat Elfein, who stepped up and played well for the Bucks against Michigan and Michigan State and will probably be a member of the Buckeye's starting lineup next year.
"My favorite part of the visit was feeling the greatness while you're there," he told Land-Grant Holy Land. "You can tell they expect nothing but the best and I love that."
In addition to hanging out with his host, Elfein, Taylor spent time with freshman running back Ezekiel Elliott and freshman defensive tackle Donovan Munger. He really enjoyed spending time with three current members of the Ohio State football team.
"They were awesome," Taylor said. "They're all great guys who are focused."
The visit featured two meetings with head coach Urban Meyer, with a third set to come sometime tomorrow.
"We had two meetings and one more tomorrow," he continued. "The first one was a "just getting to know each other" meeting and the second one was recruiting and the opportunities I have at Ohio State."
Last week Taylor told me that he would probably make the trip to Blacksburg, Virginia, in order to check out Virginia Tech one final time, but he's not sure if that visit is going to happen, he's going to talk with his family and make a decision on that matter later this week.
Here's what Taylor likes about his final two:
Ohio State: "Being from Columbus, Ohio State is comfortable and you know what you're getting with the rivalry, fans, and the expectation of greatness in the program."
Virginia Tech: "I have made a lot of good relationships at Virginia Tech and am very comfortable with the coaches. The campus is beautiful and the campus is awesome.They also have a good plan for my academic plans and I have a very legitimate shot at playing early."
Land-Grant Holy Land will keep you up to date on this developing story over the next week or so. If you haven't already done so, make sure to check out Taylor's senior highlights.
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