Last month while out on road tracking down future Buckeye football players, Ohio State assistant coach Tim Hinton stopped by Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Missouri to speak with the coaches of class of 2015 four-star wide receiver Alex Ofodile.
While at Rock Bridge, Hinton let it be known exactly how high he was on the 6'3 185-pound playmaker. "He (Hinton) said that the coaching staff as a whole hasn't looked at my film, but he has and he said he recommended they offer me." Alex told Land-Grant Holy soon after Hinton stopped by.
Almost a month later that has become a reality, as the Buckeyes finally dished out a scholarship offer to Ofodile last night. "I talked to Coach Hinton last night." Alex said of which staff member broke the offer news to him. "It feels real good to have that offer." He added. "They recruit at a high level and to be considered that high level of a player is a what I've worked for."
After Hinton's visit in January, Ofodile, the top ranked played player in Missouri, ninth best wide out and 96th overall prospect in the 2015 class, according to the 247Composite stated he would like to set up a visit to Ohio State if a offer was sent his way. As of now, Alex has yet to set a date, but would still like to check out Columbus and the OSU campus in the near future.
With a Buckeye offer under his belt now, Alex, who caught 89 passes for 1,293 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior, currently holds well over a dozen full ride scholarship offers from the likes of Arkansas, Florida State, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan State, Oklahoma, and Missouri, where his father and Rock Bridge head coach, AJ Ofodile, played his college ball.
Feel free to check out Alex's junior season highlights below: