Ohio State has hosted quite a few major visitors over the last week, one of which was Columbus (GA) Carver defensive end/linebacker Mekhi Brown, who is ranked as the fourth best weak-side defensive end and the country's 45th best player according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Brown, who has been committed to Alabama for over a year, was on his first ever trip to Ohio State and he had a good time in Columbus.
"I got to see the whole campus and all of the facilities," Brown said. "(My favorite part was) probably getting to talk to all of the coaches."
The main coaches he talked to were Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and defensive line coach Larry Johnson, who would be his position coach if he decided to play his college football at Ohio State.
"I talked to coach (Urban) Meyer and coach (Larry) Johnson," Brown stated. "They offered me and asked me questions about my family and other things."
He was personally offered by Urban Meyer and was very excited to pick up an offer from the Scarlet and Gray.
"Coach Meyer came up to me during the stretches and offered me," Brown explained. "It was surreal."
So did the scholarship offer from the Buckeyes give Brown something to think about when it comes to his Alabama commitment?
"Yes," Brown stated. "Ohio State, Florida State, Stanford, and Mississippi State (would be my order after Alabama)."
While he's not sure when he'll make a final decision on where he'll be attending college, there's one major factor that will play into his decision.
"I'm not sure," Brown said when asked when he'd like to finalize a decision. "The biggest thing will be the atmosphere of the school."
In addition to the recent visit to Ohio State, Brown would like to visit Alabama, Mississippi State, Indiana, and Notre Dame over the summer. He's also planning on taking official visits, but doesn't have any set up as things currently stand.
This will be a battle and I don't think he'll be a Buckeye when it's all said and done, but the coaching staff did a great job making an impression on him this weekend and they were able to get him thinking a little about his commitment to Alabama.