Tyjon Lindsey almost didn’t make it to Friday Night Lights.
After landing in Chicago on a flight from Los Angeles early Friday morning, Lindsey had several of his connecting flights to Columbus canceled. So, the four-star wide receiver did the only thing he could if he was going to make it to Ohio State.
Rent a car and make the six-hour drive east.
“We almost didn’t make it,” Lindsey said afterward, “but we got here at like 4.”
Travel issues aside, everything else went according to plan for the fifth-ranked wide receiver in the 2017 class and one of the Buckeyes’ top remaining targets.
“Everything was perfect; it went great,” Lindsey said. “I had a great time here with possibly my future coaches and learned a lot from them. It was a great opportunity to get better.”
Lindsey intends to announce his college decision Aug. 22. Most believe Ohio State and Nebraska are the two main contenders with USC running a distant third. Lindsey hadn’t been back to Columbus since March but visited the Cornhuskers on more than one occasion since.
He said he didn’t really need to see anything additional from Ohio State, that he saw plenty on his first unofficial visit. The sole purpose of this trip was to perform at the camp and get some much-needed face time with Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer and wide receivers coach Zach Smith.
“I’ve been here before. I’ve been on my visit already and I’ve seen a lot already. I didn’t really need to see much else,” Lindsey said. “The environment was perfect. I heard fans shouting, ‘O-H, I-O.’ Former players and kids were coming by asking for pictures and all that so it was a great environment today.”
Four-star defensive end Chase Young committed to Ohio State at Friday Night Lights giving the Buckeyes 15 commits in their 2017 class. Lindsey would be a welcomed addition should he pledge to Ohio State in August, and the Centennial High School star knows he can put the already No. 1-ranked class over the top.
“If [Ohio State] can get the guys that they’re looking for and they’re targeting, the class can explode,” Lindsey said. “It can be the No. 1 class and even though it already is, it can be unreachable. That’s going to be crazy.”