Make no mistake, the odds still say that four-star defensive back Damar Hamlin ends up committing to Pittsburgh.
That said, there's not an iota of concession from the Buckeyes in the chase for the country's 13th-ranked cornerback and 150th-ranked overall prospect.
Hamlin himself said that this trip to Columbus will set the bar for what he expects from the official visits he takes to Penn State and Pittsburgh in the next two weeks.
"The visit was great," Hamlin told 11W. "(Ohio State) set the measuring stick high for my last officials coming up in the next few weeks. The bar is for sure set high."
Hamlin said the "love" from Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer stuck with him.
Selfie w/ coach Urb! pic.twitter.com/cyVWujkdss— DAMAR HAMLIN (@HamlinIsland) January 17, 2016
"What stood out most was the love and from the head coach," Hamlin shared. "He made me feel like I was already a part of the family. Another thing that stood out is how the players talked about the coaches, they all had great things to say."
After nearly ten trips to see the Buckeyes in the last year and a half, Meyer's team finds themselves right in the thick of things with Hamlin. He said that after this trip, there's nothing left to learn about Ohio State as a football program or a school.
"All of the remaining questions have been answered."
Hamlin is expected to make a decision shortly after his final official visit, to Pittsburgh, at the end of January.