Rob Dowdy, at 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds, is perhaps the top offensive lineman in the state of Ohio for 2015. He's recently picked up scholarship offers from Michigan State, Miami and Minnesota, and today he stopped at Ohio State with his high school teammate Abu Daramy. Despite multiple visits to Ohio Stadium last fall, Dowdy said today's trip provided him a different perspective on the Buckeyes' coaching staff.
"(The visit) was great," Dowdy said of his trip today. "I got to watch practice for a while and see how they coached in practice. I loved it, they were at a very fast pace and had lots of intensity."
As he prepares to enter the summer before his senior season, Dowdy is still not sure if the Buckeyes will make him a scholarship offer, and he says there was not much talk of that today.
"They didn't offer," he added about the trip. "They said I could come over and visit whenever I wanted to, though. There was no talk about going to another camp (to earn an offer this summer) today. I spent a lot of time talking with Coach Warinner. I'd say our relationship is pretty great."
Dowdy will spend his spring break checking out a few southern schools, visiting Georgia and Auburn midweek and possibly making stops at Georgia Tech and North Carolina State. He's visited Auburn previously and Georgia is a program that he's very high on.