I've always been pretty confident he would've gone to Akron with his HS coach and 2 of his HS teammates. Definitely back in 2003 during the OBrien era.
I also think his relationship with OSU is more business than fandom. Don't get me wrong, he grew up in Ohio, likes football, so he certainly likes OSU. But his true passion is for Akron first.
Not that there is necessarily anything wrong with one of the biggest college brands connecting with one of the biggest athlete brands. It makes sense, and I think has been beneficial for both sides. It wouldn't surprise me if his agency eventually starts signing NFL players, and he uses his relationship with OSU for inroads. Just be aware that it is more about business than it is about being an OSU fan.