Over the last month defensive end Justin Haser of Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny had narrowed his focus to two schools. This weekend that focus turned to only one school, as Haser decided to end his recruitment with a commitment to Ohio University.
"I committed there because I just felt like it was the right time to do it," said Haser, who is 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds. "Ohio felt like the place to be for me."
Several things stood out to Haser regarding Ohio.
"Things that stood out were the campus and the overall football area," said Haser. "Everything from the locker room, training room and weight room stood out. Plus all of the coaches are great."
Haser has yet to take his official visit to Ohio due to North Allegheny still being alive in the Pennsylvania state playoffs. He will do so in January, but has not set a date at this point.
Aside from Ohio, Haser also held offers from Connecticut, Bowling Green, Youngstown State and Delaware, but his final decision was made between Ohio and Delaware.
"Right now I'm done looking at schools," said Haser. "But that doesn't mean if a bigger school would like to pitch me their idea, I would not consider it."
So far this fall he has totaled 56 tackles, 8.5 sacks, and one interception. North Allegheny will play in the state title game this next Saturday.