2015 Missouri TE Hale Hentges Recaps Buckeye Visit

By Jeremy Birmingham on April 3, 2014 at 8:50p

The Buckeyes are actively recruiting two tight ends for 2015 and there's no doubt that Missouri's Hale Hentges is one target they'd love to land. 

Hentges visited the Buckeyes last fall and he, along with his family, made a return trip to Columbus today and got a better look at what the Buckeyes have to offer. 

"Meeting with (Urban) Meyer was the best part," Hentges told Eleven Warriors. "I have met him before but he's very humble and down-to-earth."

A 6-foot-4, 230 pounder from Helias (Mo.,) Hentges told 11W in mid-March that there's some pull to stay close to home at Missouri. 

"A lot of my family went (to Missouri) and I was born and raised here," he said of his homestate school. "I grew up a fan, but it's all about what's the best fit for me."


Today it was Ohio State's turn to show Hentges and his family what they provide on, and off, the football field.

"We got to see the facilities and spent time with the coaches," he added of today's visit. "My parents really like it and we also met with the Dean of the Business School. Ohio State hangs with anyone as far as the 'wow factor.'"

Hentges and his family are staying in Columbus for the evening and will do a bit more Buckeye touring early tomorrow morning before heading north to check out Michigan and Michigan State this weekend. He says that while the Buckeyes have made quite an impression, he's not ready to end his recruitment yet. 

"I'll still make the other visits (that were planned," Hentges added. "I'm going to announce a top three soon, but I'm not ready to make any commitment just yet."

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