Ohio State recruiting: Jabari Greenwood talks OSU visit

Washington (DC) Gonzaga wide receiver Jabari Greenwood recaps his visit to Ohio State.

Ohio State hosted multiple recruits this weekend, many of which didn't hold scholarship offers from the Scarlet and Gray.

One of the guys who doesn't yet have an offer, but is hoping to earn one is Washington (DC) Gonzaga wide receiver Jabari Greenwood, who played with Ohio State target Marcus Lewis last year, but won't next year as Lewis is transferring to IMG academy in Florida to complete his high school career.

The massive, 6'5, 190-pound wide receiver had good things to say about his first ever visit to Ohio State.

"The campus was beautiful," he told Land-Grant Holy Land. "I got a really good vibe for the academics and got to meet with someone in the business school. I really liked it."

One of the main things he got to see what yesterday's spring practice, which was something he really enjoyed experiencing.

"I got to see the type of competition down at Ohio State," Greenwood said. "You don't always know what it's going to be like, but I really liked it."

He got to spend time at the practice watching Zach Smith coach up the wide receivers. He really liked the tempo of the practice.

"I love Coach Smith. All of the players and coach Smith have a great relationship. They were joking around and stuff," Greenwood said. "The practiced was really high paced, which I liked to see. Coach Smith is a really good coach. We talked for awhile and the things I really liked about him is that he's very honest. We talked a lot about recruiting."

Greenwood also had the chance to spend some time with area recruiting Larry Johnson, who he has known for quite some time.

"He's a great coach. I knew him from Penn State," Greenwood stated. "I've developed a really good relationship with him. He's more than just a great football coach, he's a great person too."

While the Ohio State coaches didn't offer him this weekend, they are very interested and would like him to come down for a camp this summer so they can see him in person.

"I had a conversation with Coach Johnson and he said I was on their board, but they need me to come down for a camp since they need to see be in person (before offering)," he continued "I respect that they were honest with me. I'll be back for the Friday Night Lights camp or one of the camps in June."

There are a lot of schools interested in having him be a part of their football program, but there are a few schools that Greenwood is very high on.

"I hear from a lot of schools," he said."Right now the schools I like the most are Kentucky, North Carolina State, Michigan State, Rutgers, and after that visit I would say Ohio State, too."

Greenwood plans on visiting Michigan State with Darius Fullwood in early April and is going to wait until after camp season to make his college decision.

Ohio State is looking to add a receiver that can help on the outside and Greenwood is certainly someone who would fit that billing. We'll keep you updated on his recruitment as it moves along.

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