Detroit Cass Tech class of 2015 defensive end Joshua Alabi visited Ohio State on Saturday with teammate and classmate Mike Weber, and the trip landed the young defender his third offer.
"Coach [Kerry] Coombs told both of us that Urban Meyer was pretty busy so he couldn't talk to us right now, but to tell us they were offering us and congratulations," Alabi said.
This weekend's visit was not Alabi's first to Columbus, but it was his most thorough thus far in the recruiting process.
"Last time I went it was a really quick visit so I didn't get to see anything," Alabi said. "But this time I got to speak with the coaches, I saw the weight room, went into their lounge and saw that and saw the players practice.
"First I talked to the defensive line coach and went into the meeting room with them and saw their players. Then, we went onto the practice field and watched them scrimmage. Then I went back in with the defensive line coach to his office and he talked to me."
The offer from Ohio State joins previous offers from in-state programs Michigan and Michigan State and puts the Buckeye's in the thick of the race for the heavily-pursued sophomore.
"I'm going to like any school that offers me," Alabi said. "Right now I don't have any favorites, so everyone is pretty even. When I was younger I always liked the Buckeyes and a lot of the Big Ten schools."
Alabi has no other visits planned during the upcoming week, but could be on the road again this coming weekend.
"Our coach is probably going to take us back up to Michigan," Alabi said. "I will probably go there for their spring game.
"I know I want to go back up to Michigan State because I wasn't able to go last Thursday."
Interest continues to mount for the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Alabi, who played on a state-title winning team last fall.
"My coach told me Florida is interested in me," Alabi said. "That's my favorite school. When I was younger I used to go to Florida and just grew up liking them as my favorite college. I think I have been to the school once or twice."
A trip down south to see schools recruiting him could take place this summer, and may also include stops at Alabama and LSU.