A big offer came in earlier this evening for Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway 2014 athlete Montae Nicholson. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder got his eighth offer from one of the nation's top teams.
"Ohio State offered tonight," he said. "I called up coach and we had a conversation. He told me I had an offer and just explained it."
Nicholson had a difficult time putting the news into words.
"It means a lot," he said. "I was born in Ohio and just to get the offer is amazing. It's huge.
"It's fantastic there and there are just so many words that mean the same thing. It's just amazing, it's the program they have and it's the phenomenal atmosphere, it's great."
Nicholson visited earlier this month and discussed why Ohio State decided to offer now.
"They just said they had to get things squared away," he said. "With Coach Meyer being new to the program, they just said they wanted more film and wanted to talk to my counselors and see my transcripts."
Ohio State offered Nicholson as a defensive back.
He noted a possible visit back to Columbus, but when is up in the air.
Meanwhile, Nicholson is working on trips to other schools including Penn State and Michigan. He didn't have dates set for either though at this time.
So, does anyone lead at this stage?
"I pretty much have a year and a half left," he said. "I've got to take the opportunities I'm given with every school that offers me. Each of them have something different and it's difficult."
The Keystone State prospect has interest building from more programs including Notre Dame, Illinois, Michigan State, Georgia Tech, Georgia, UCLA, Stanford and Oregon.