Saturday's Ohio State-Michigan game brought some of the top prospects from across the country to Columbus. One of those in attendance was Chicago De La Salle class of 2014 running back Mikale Wilbon, a Rivals250 prospect.
"By far, this was the best visit and best game I have ever been to," Wilbon commented. "The whole experience was amazing."
Wilbon's visit to Columbus actually started on Friday and involved more than just watching the Buckeye's home contest with Michigan on Saturday.
"We came in around 1 in the afternoon and toured the campus," Wilbon said. "After we toured the campus we went to the Ohio State basketball game. Of course we went to the game [Saturday] and it was all a good, fun experience."
One of the most poignant moments of the entire weekend for Wilbon occurred immediately after Ohio State dispatched Michigan by a 26-21 final.
"After the game we went into the locker room and listed to the players talk and listened to the coaches' speeches," Wilbon said.
Wilbon was accompanied on his visit to Ohio State by his teammate, fellow Rivals250 member Jamarco Jones. While Jones already holds an offer from the Buckeyes Wilbon is still waiting on his, but received positive feedback from the coaching staff.
"They still have to see more game film, of course, but I think they are real close [to offering]," Wilbon said. "I talked to Coach [Stan] Drayton and he said he is doing his homework on me. He said 'We're coming for me,' and I told him I'd be waiting. When they do offer, they're going to be high.'
Wilbon also spent time during his visit talking with head coach Urban Meyer and area recruiter Mike Vrabel, who also spoke highly of what they have seen so far out of the 5-foot-9, 190-pound running back.
"I had went to the Friday Night Lights camp, and they had seen me then," Wilbon said. "They already said I have a low center of gravity, strong, powerful, have speed, quickness and moves and that I fit real good in their spread offense. The running back had 148 yards [Saturday], and that's a real good day to me. I want the ball and they showed me today what the running back can do."
Illinois, Iowa and Purdue have already offered Wilbon. He has previously attended games this fall at Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Purdue.