As you know by now, Ohio State had many of their top 2015 targets on campus over the weekend. The seniors weren't the only prospects in Columbus, as so were quite a few talented underclassmen. Bailey Byrum, a big and physical offensive lineman was just one of the class of 2016 recruits who visited OSU on Saturday, after recently being invited to campus by a Buckeye assistant.
"Coach Hinton recruits my area. He came by my school for a visit and invited me up to see Ohio State. I had a great trip to Ohio State and I really enjoyed it." The Sweetwater, Tennessee native told Land-Grant Holy Land.
"I had the opportunity to see the Woody Hayes facility, the Shoe, and the Ohio State campus. I met with Coach Meyer and the rest of the staff. I also had the opportunity to speak with Coach Warinner and Coach Mayes. We discussed the type of offense they run, and they said they would like to see me in camp." Byrum added.
Just like most of the other recruits who visited Ohio State, Bailey wasn't only In Columbus to get more familiar with the program, but also to compete.
"I attended the NFTC on Sunday. It was a good camp, with a great level of competition. They had a good coaching staff at the camp, and I learned some techniques at camp to work on to help with my game." He said. "Overall I consider it a good weekend visit and camp."
Sunday's Nike Football Training Camp won't be Byrum's last chance over the summer to show off his talent against some of the nations best. The massive 6'6 305 pound junior has plans to not just camp at UAB and Jacksonville State, who have both dished out scholarship offers to him so far, but is also making plans to camp at Vanderbilt, Tennessee, and Ohio State, where he hopes to add a scholarship from the Bucks to his list.
"It would be great to receive an offer from an outstanding program like Ohio State." Byrum stated. "When I think of OSU football, I think of a great football tradition, and great academics that will prepare you for after football."