After standing out during yesterday's NFTC event in Columbus, Cincinnati Moeller 2016 tight end Jake Hausmann decided to stick around for a night to make a college visit with the Buckeyes today.
Alongside his parents — each of whom attended Ohio State — Hausmann got a rare opportunity. To be on an almost empty campus in Columbus and to get the full attention of the entire Buckeye coaching staff.
"I spent seven hours with (Ohio State) today," Hausmann told Eleven Warriors. "I was the only visitor there so it was a tremendous experience. I met all of the coaches and had a chance to see a lot of the campus. (The visit) went incredibly well."
While it doesn't happen often, the 6-foot-5, 235 pound Hausmann got to spend significant time with Ohio State's Urban Meyer.
"I spent a lot of time in the WHAC and got to talk with (Meyer) for quite a bit of time," he added about the visit. "He was really preaching about how important family is at Ohio State and how it's awesome to be a part of it. He said that eventually football will come to an end and Ohio State will prepare you for the future (after football)."
While he didn't commit on this trip, Hausmann — who has offers from Notre Dame, Michigan, Penn State, Florida State and others — hopes to get back to Ohio State soon.
"We've not determined a date yet (for a return)," the country's sixth-ranked tight end in 2016 said. "(Urban Meyer) said he'd like to personally work me out at one of their camps so the next time I'll be up will be for that."
Hausmann is a high school teammate of incoming Buckeye freshman Sam Hubbard, and he — along with Hubbard — sandwich what could be a Buckeye trifecta of Crusaders: 2015 defensive tackle Elijah Taylor could be next. Despite family ties to Ohio State and an obvious affection for the Buckeyes, Hausmann will not decide any time real soon.
"Today's visit went really well," Hausmann reiterated. "But I'm going to take my time and be patient with the recruiting process."