Ohio State hosted many major visitors over the past weekend, who were either in town to participate in one of their camps or check out campus.
One of the top guys on campus was Greenbelt (MD) Eleanor Roosevelt offensive tackle Isaiah Prince, who was on campus for two days, but didn't camp. He liked what he saw on Ohio State's Columbus campus.
"I just got to see the campus and spend time with the coaches," Prince said. "I got to see where the players stay, the facilities, the weight-room, and stuff like that."
His favorite part of the two day experience in Columbus was spending time with the Ohio State coaches and even getting his picture taken with the Heisman trophy.
"Just getting to spend time with the coaches," he continued. "Then getting my picture taken with the Heisman Trophy and talking to the players on how much they liked it there. It was a really good time."
While in Columbus, he got to spend time with offensive line coach Ed Warinner, who would be his position coach if he decided to further his football career in Columbus.
"He was telling me how they need tackles because they're losing some next year," Prince explained. "It would be a good chance for me to play early. I also think he's a good coach. He teaches me the same things my coaches teach me at my high school."
In addition to that, he spent some time with head coach Urban Meyer, who he really likes.
"I sat down and spoke with him in his office," he said. "It was great. He's a really cool guy and a great coach. I know him and coach Johnson are both great coaches."
Prince might have the best relationship with defensive line coach Larry Johnson, who is the recruiter for his area.
"I have a really good relationship with coach Johnson. He was recruiting me at Penn State before he went to Ohio State," Prince said. "I've been talking to him since my sophomore year and he's a really good coach."
The only two schools Prince has visited are Ohio State and Maryland. He compared the two Big Ten schools:
"Ohio State is definitely way bigger than Maryland," he stated. "Coaching wise, it's about the same. Coach Meyer, coach Johnson, coach Edsall, and coach Locksley definitely take care of their players. Obviously Ohio State is probably going to win more than Maryland, but I think both are really great schools and have great football programs."
Prince would like to make his college decision sometime in in the next couple of months.
"I am hoping to make my decision before the season," Prince said. "There's a lot of stress with worrying about school, football, and my college decision, so I want to have it made before my season starts."
When he sits down to make a decision, he'll take a couple of key factors into account.
"Great academics and how many players the coaches graduate each year," he explained. "I need to be able to trust the people and know the coaches are going to take care of their players."
He has a top six of Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Maryland, Ohio State, and Tennessee, but isn't ready to order the schools until he visits all of them.