Canton (Ohio) GlenOak linebacker and tight end Brandon Long attended the Ohio State-Wisconsin game and spent the weekend in Columbus. He returned home late Sunday night.
"I have relatives in Columbus," Long said. "My cousin goes to Ohio State."
"I was at the Ohio State-Wisconsin game. It's always nice to go to an Ohio State game, but it was a disappointing loss. But it was still nice."
Asked about his official visits, Long said, "Michigan State is the only one I've had so far. I'm setting up Indiana and Iowa, and possibly talking about one to Ohio State. Those are the main ones."
"Ohio State has not offered a scholarship, but (Ohio State assistant) coach Bollman said I should know in about two or three weeks. The others have offered."
Asked who was his favorite, Long said, "Ohio State is No. 1. Out of the ones that have offered, it's a toss-up between Michigan State and Iowa."
The 6-foot-2 and 220 pound Long made 32 solo tackles and had 36 assists during his junior season. After seven games this season Long has close to a dozen sacks playing defensive end and outside linebacker. Long is the No. 32 prospect in the state of Ohio in the Rivals.com player rankings.