Frankfort (Ky.) Franklin County three-star wide receiver Ryan Timmons impressed Ohio State coaches during a June camp performance in Columbus. Now he is looking to see if he can make one workout for the Buckeyes before the summer is over.
"Coach [Urban] Meyer wanted me to come up to that Friday Night Lights thing, but that is the same day we start our football camp so I have to figure out if I am going to go to that or not," Timmons said.
The 5-foot-10, 186-pound Timmons, who already holds nine scholarship offers, said an Ohio State offer is one he looks forward to earning and would take into strong consideration. It became more possible after he showed out at the Buckeye's camp last month.
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"I talked to Urban Meyer and he was really surprised and shocked," Timmons said. "He said he was surprised because on my film he didn't think I was that good and that I could get that much separation. He said there was the potential for an offer, they just have to see which way people come in and which way they need to go."
Timmons did earn offers from MAC schools Buffalo, Bowling Green and Toledo after they saw him at Ohio State's camp and said he plans to look into those schools as well. He came off an early summer visit to Arkansas listing the Razorbacks as his leader, but has reverted to being more open to the teams showing interest.
"They [Arkansas] are up there for sure, but there is no leader and I am not leaning toward any school," Timmons said.
Timmons also made visits to Kentucky, Illinois and Purdue this summer. Outside of the possible return trip to Ohio State, he says he is done with campus visits for the summer.
A pre-season decision was being considered by Timmons, but with more schools showing interest he may not hit that target date.
"West Virginia got in contact with me about two weeks ago," Timmons said. "They are on vacation right now, so in a few weeks I should know some more."
Timmons is expected to play the slot receiver role in college, but as a junior he was a versatile weapon for Franklin County, rushing for 1,382 yards and 20 touchdowns while catching 38 passes for 1,100 yards and 20 additional scores.