For safety Jeremy Clark of Madisonville (Ky.) North Hopkins, the long wait for scholarship offer No. 1 has ended.
On Sunday, the 6-foot-4, 195-pounder was offered by Ball State and Toledo.
A day later, Ohio followed suit.
"I was excited," Clark said. "When I told my parents, they were happy for me."
Now, Clark hopes this is only the start. He said he is hearing from several other programs, including Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State and Tennessee. Clark rode six hours to camp with the Buckeyes on Sunday and came away pleased with his showing.
"It went really well and they said they liked me," Clark said. "They liked how I did in drills and one-on-ones. I think a lot of them just like the way I'm built, too, because I'm taller. They said they were going to keep in touch with me. We didn't really get to look around. We were there just for the camp. My coach is supposed to be taking us back there sometime."
In the meantime, Clark has two other trips planned.
"I'm supposed to be going to Kentucky on Saturday and Louisville on Sunday for camp," Clark said. "I think if I do well at camp I might get an offer. They're saying the same things Ohio State is saying. They really like me."
One thing is certain: Clark feels like a different person now that he finally has some offers.
"My confidence is growing," he said.