"I've pretty much made my decision," defensive tackle Nader Abdallah said shortly after Ohio State coaches Jim Tressel and Bill Conley finished their home visit with Abdallah and his father Younes Abdallah. "I'm going to announce it Wednesday at 3:00 P.M. central time on ESPN."
"It's pretty much down to Tennessee and Ohio State."
"The visit with coach Tressel went pretty good. We talked about all kinds of things. Besides football we talked about the opportunities outside football."
"Columbus is a growing city with a lot of opportunities after football. Ohio State has great football and education."
Nader's father Younes certainly speaks highly of Ohio State.
"I love Ohio State," Younes said. "That's the only visit I went on. It's up to him, but I hope Ohio State has the lead."
The 6-foot-5 and 290 pound Abdallah made 76 tackles for Metairie (La.) Rummel during the regular season despite missing three games with an ankle injury. Abdallah had 12 sacks including playoff games. He is the Rivals.com number 42 defensive tackle prospect with a three star rating.