Last weekend class of 2014 offensive lineman Alex Bookser made the short trip from his Pittsburgh area home to what could become his future stomping grounds, Columbus. With Marcelys Jones, Kyle Trout and Jamarco Jones already in the fold, Urban Meyer and the OSU coaching staff are still looking to add at least one more lineman to the "Dream 14" recruiting class. Bookser could definitely be in consideration for a spot, along with other talented hogs, Demetrius Knox, Chad Mavety and Jermaine Eluemunor to name a few.
I had the opportunity to catch up with Alex for a few moments and had him break down his recent Columbus trip:
" It was a good visit. I was able to see a lot of the campus and tour the athletic facility. I really wanted to see the campus because I hadn't seen it yet and knew it's reputation for being very big. Coach Fickell took me around and showed me that it really isn't as big as people say, which made me feel more comfortable about it. I talked to Coach Fickell for a while since he was the only coach there at the time and he said a lot about how I need to make sure wherever I go is where I feel right at. He said how there is a lot expected out of OSU football players because of the enormous media spotlight and the fact that they really don't have another good sports team in town. He spoke a lot about recruiting mature players and guys who can handle the spot light and things like that. It was a good talk."
Ohio State isn't the only team after the Mt. Lebanon senior to be, as home state programs Pittsburgh and Penn State, Alabama, Michigan State and Northwestern are just a few of the many to offer him a chance to suit up for their school. As a junior, Bookser, who plays both offensive and defensive line was a key reason the Blue Devils went 8-3 and won a share of the WPIAL AAAA Southeastern Conference Championship.
According to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, the four star talent finds himself currently sitting as the 198th player in the country, the 15th tackle and fourth top prospect the state of Pennsylvania has to offer. 247 isn't the only site holding Bookser in such high regard. Scout.com ranks him as the 11th tackle in the country also grading him out as a four star prospect.
To see what Alex Bookser could potentially bring to the Buckeyes, check out these highlights of him action: