Ohio State's football team hosted a number of prospects from the around the region on Saturday and Portsmouth lineman Tyler Gerald was one of them on campus. With a Kent State offer to his credit, Gerald is starting to see an uptick in his recruiting and today's Buckeye visit will serve as a bit of a barometer for him moving forward.
"I liked the facilities, from the practice fields to the meeting rooms," Gerald told 11W of the visit to Columbus. "It was good experience for how the college atmosphere is."
Gerald is being recruited by Ohio State's Tom Herman, and he enjoyed the chance to talk with the Buckeyes' offensive mastermind this past weekend.
"He was a cool guy," the 6-foot-5, 295-pound lineman said of Herman. "The entire coaching staff was impressive. The intensity they bring and the relationships they have with their players."
Ohio State is just getting to know Gerald, but they like what they've seen and would like him to come back to campus this summer and camp with the Buckeyes.
"They said that they definitely want to see me at camp this summer before any decisions (about an offer) are made," he said of the Buckeyes plans for him. "They seemed to be interested and I definitely will camp there."
Overall, the visit was a solid experience for Gerald. He'll visit Virginia Tech at the end of April, but for now the Ohio State visit will stand out his mind.
"I really enjoyed being able to feel the intensity of practice, and the intensity of the coaches," Gerald said of today's highlights. "They really do things right up there."