The recruiting season never ends, and that is something the Ohio State football program knows all too well. Over the last few weeks the Buckeyes have had numerous prospects on campus taking unofficial visits. This isn't something that is going to stop anytime soon, as many more prospects are scheduled to make trips to Columbus this spring.
Three star, class of 2015 offensive tackle Simon Stepaniak, of Ross High School in Hamilton will make his way to Ohio State later this month to spend some time with the coaches and watch the Buckeyes go through a spring practice.
"I'll be attending the 22nd. I've been in contact with Coach Coombs the most. We have just talked about getting me up there and meeting with the coaches." Simon told Land-Grant Holy Land. "I'm definitely looking forward to watching how the coaching staff interacts with the players and meeting with Coach Warinner" The 6'4 290-pound lineman added.
Like many Ohio born prospects, Stepaniak, who is currently putting together a rather solid scholarship list that includes programs such as Penn State, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Cincinnati, Bowling Green and others, would love to add an offer from his home state Buckeyes, but isn't ready to end his recruitment just yet, even if OSU were to send out a scholarship his way.
"Being an Ohio kid, getting an offer (from OSU) would be huge. I've always liked the Buckeyes. I would like to hopefully be committed by the beginning of my senior year or soon after. I'm definitely not going to rush anything though. I want it to just play out and come together at the right time" Stepaniak said. "I like to talk with the players and see if they're a group that I could mesh with as a team and how the coaches act around the players, and most of all how comfortable I feel on campus."
Simon, who was recently named the Division III Anthony Munoz Foundation Lineman of the Year and Special Mention All-Ohio, is currently the 87th tackle and 840th prospect in the 2015 class, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Stepaniak has already been on a number of visits during his recruiting process and after the Ohio State trip, he isn't done, telling Land-Grant Holy Land that he plans to check out Michigan State and Kentucky sometime next month but has yet to set a date at the moment.
Make sure to visit Simon's Hudl page for highlights of him from this past season.