Cincinnati (Ohio) Lakota East offensive tackle Jarrett LaRubbio has seen a wave of offers come his way in the last couple months. Ohio State is not yet on his offer list, but the in-state product made his way to Columbus on Thursday to sit down with head coach Urban Meyer.
"I got to talk to him in his office and we were talking with [Meyer], the offensive line coach and Coach [Kerry] Coombs," La Rubbio said. "They liked how I looked from the last time they saw me. They were just telling me how they recruit guys and would really like to get to know me before throwing out offers."
Although he was not able to add Ohio State to his offer list on this trip, LaRubbio was encouraged by the visit and continues to hold the Buckeyes in high esteem.
"It was pretty fun watching their practice… watch how efficient they are and how hard they practice," LaRubbio said. "I really liked it there and it definitely went towards my top schools I am interested in."
LaRubbio has hit a total of 16 scholarships after new additions from West Virginia, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech and Miami (Ohio).
"It actually makes it more difficult because it is all great schools and I will try to see all of them to see what best fits me," LaRubbio said.
Although West Virginia is one of his most recent offers, LaRubbio does have some familiarity with their program and expects to visit them again soon.
"West Virginia has great tradition there and I actually saw a game there this season that was really fun," LaRubbio said. "They got a new offensive line coach and just got in contact with me again. They checked out my film and liked it, wanted to offer me a scholarship. I am going to try to get down there for a spring practice."
The remainder of LaRubbio's spring visit plans are still being finalized, but one trip down south is already on the books.
"I know I am going to get down to North Carolina to check out North Carolina, Duke and N.C. State," he said. "I don't know [where else], but am going to sit down and map it out this weekend with my dad."
Even after a run of offers, the new interest has not started to fall. On Friday afternoon LaRubbio talked with Washington offensive line coach Dan Cozzetto for the first time and felt positive about the direction of his recruitment with the Huskies.