Clearwater (Fla.) Catholic linebacker Colin McCarthy is back from the first of his two scheduled official visits to Big Ten schools. The Sunshine state standout was impressed with what he saw as Ohio State romped over Iowa.
"I went up to Ohio State on Friday morning," McCarthy said. "We didn't have a game this weekend.
"The visit was real good. The campus is real nice. The coaches are really nice.
"The game was a pretty good game. Ohio State held them to negative nine yards rushing. The way their linebackers hit, run, and make plays was pretty impressive.
"What they plan on doing with their new workout facilities sounds good. The whole visit was very impressive.
"My next (official) visit is to Penn State Oct. 8. That's it so far.
"I'm also looking at Miami, North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Indiana, Minnesota, and Nebraska. They have all offered. And I'm looking at Florida and Florida State a little, but they haven't offered.
"I don't really have a favorite. I'll know more after my visits."
The 6-foot-1 and 210-pound McCarthy made 118 solo tackles and had 45 assists during his junior season. McCarthy, tabbed as a three-star prospect, had 12 tackles for losses and five interceptions. He is the No. 21 outside linebacker in the Rivals.com player rankings and touted as the No. 61 player in Florida.