Anthony McKee, one of the top outside linebackers in Ohio and in the country, visited Ohio State this weekend. He got a chance to watch practice and came away impressed with the defense. "[The practice] was really good for the defense, love how they stay hyped. I'm a defense guy and the defense was looking good," McKee told 11W. Certainly something Buckeye fans enjoy hearing.
McKee had a good time talking with his primary recruiter, Luke Fickell, and also got to know some of the other coaches better.
While McKee had been to Ohio State several times, this visit was pretty special. "It felt good to go to a program like that and they know who you are before you speak. It let's you know something," McKee said.
The Buckeyes aren't the only big time program that knows about McKee, several of the other big boys are starting to take notice of the 247Composite 4-star. McKee says he's recently been talking with Florida State and Alabama, and he hears from Wisconsin, Syracuse, USC and the Crimson Tide the most. With 16 offers already, including those from the likes of Michigan State, Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas, it seems like only a matter of time before McKee explodes even further onto the national stage.
So why hasn't Ohio State offered the 4-star from Columbus who plays a position of need? Could an offer be coming? "I was wondering too," said McKee.
"They said I am solid - keep doing what I am doing... but with that being said I am going to keep getting better for my game and keep going hard because thats what I do. Hard work will never stop - all out all year," he said.
Up next for McKee is visits to Michigan State, Pitt and Tennessee, and possibly others this spring and summer.