With his team playing a Friday game, Louisville (Ky.) Trinity four-star wide receiver James Quick did not start his official visit to Ohio State until Saturday. He returned from that visit Monday morning and discussed his weekend in Columbus.
"I expected it to be a good atmosphere as far as the game, but I didn't really know it was going to be as crazy as it was. The fans were into the game the whole game and were standing up, cheering the team on even during timeouts. That really showed dedication. The atmosphere was probably the best part of going to this visit.
Quick had previously attended Ohio State's home contest with Nebraska on Oct. 6, but noted the increased intensity of their rivalry contest with Michigan. He also was able to get a closer look at the Buckeye's offense during this trip.
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"I see that they were starting to spread the ball around a little more, as far as getting it out to their receivers," Quick said.
Following the game, Quick spent almost another two full days in Columbus seeing the sights, meeting with coaches and bonding with the Buckeye's players.
"Yesterday we took a tour around campus. Their coaches really stress going to class and making sure you have the grades to perform on the field. I really felt they expect you to produce in the class as much as you do on the field. That really stood out to me because I want to make sure I get my degree before I do anything else.
"My host was Devan Bogard, a freshman safety. We went out and had fun hanging out with some of the players. It was real exciting because they were all welcoming, really down to earth and fun to be around. I felt real comfortable being on campus with the players and felt like I was at home."
Heading into this past weekend's official visit, Quick had Ohio State in second place on his list following the hometown Louisville Cardinals.
"It is getting a little closer," Quick said. "I still haven't taken my official visit to the University of Louisville. When I take that official visit, that will probably determine which school I will go to. I am going to set up a Louisville visit sometime this week with the coaches. Also, I am going to try to set something up with Oregon as well."