Ohio State is coming off a big weekend in which they not only got a win against a gritty Iowa team, but also hosted a big time official visitor in Brooklyn (NY) Lincoln defensive tackle Thomas Holley.
Did Ohio State do enough to sway Holley?
247Sport’s Steve Wiltfong spoke to Holley’s uncle following the weekend visit and the initial feedback was that the two enjoyed their trip.
Bucknuts caught up with Holley himself tonight and the five-star prospect echoed those sentiments.
“It was a good visit,” Holley said. “I got to speak to a lot of people while I was there. I hung out with the players and spent a lot of time with the coaches. I got to sit down with Coach Meyer and he is a good guy. He was telling me Ohio State would be a great opportunity for me. It was a good time.”
While Holley had been to Columbus over the summer, it was his first time in the Horseshoe. It’s safe to see he was impressed with the experience.
“It was an amazing experience being in Ohio Stadium. It was so energetic. They [Ohio State] had a tough first half, but they turned things around.”
The official visit was the second one for Holley. He was at Penn State two weeks ago to witness the Nittany Lions signature win against Michigan and enjoyed that visit too. When asked to compare the two trips, Holley said there were similarities and differences, but called both Penn State and Ohio State “great institutions.”
There was a difference between Holley’s first visit to Columbus and his most recent one though.
“This visit was better. I got more information than the last time I was there.”
Was it enough to put the Buckeyes over the top though? That’s yet to be known, but Holley’s college choice could be known in the near future.
When asked if he plans make a college decision soon, the Under Armour All-American said, “yes I do. It will probably be in the next few weeks.”
It certainly seems like things are winding down for Holley. It also seems like it’s a Penn State-Ohio State battle and you can be sure both Urban Meyer and Bill O’Brien will be fighting to the end for this talented prospect’s services.