Dan Point (Calif.) Dana Hills defensive back Grant Schwartz was one of two players to make an official visit to Ohio State this past weekend, Ross Homan was the other, and everything went off without a hitch.
Schwartz was certainly familiar with Ohio State prior to the trip. Father Brian Schwartz played for the Buckeyes from 1976-79 and Grant has been to Ohio State's football camp.
But there was one thing new to Grant on his official visit.
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"They just built the new Larkin Center," he said. "They have everything you could want in there."
Grant talked about some of the other things he did while in Columbus over the weekend.
"We got to go up into the press box and check that out," he said. "We went out to dinner and out with the players. And I saw some of the bowl practies."
Schwartz had led Dana Hills to a 4-1 record playing quarterback and cornerback. However after he seperated the AC joint in his right shoulder the team failed to win another game. Schwartz also played some wide receiver and safety and returned kickoffs.
Schwartz completed 99 of 145 passes for 1208 yards for the season. He also rushed for 655 yards on just 70 carries and scored 10 times from scrimmage. He had a kickoff return for a touchdown too.
"I'll play safety at Ohio State," Grant said. "I assume free safety. Obviously I'd like to go in and play, but they said they don't decide that till the freshman get there and they see you play."