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Sunday, October 7, 2012
OSU exceeds Tinashe Bere's expectations

By Jared Shanker

So far this season, Tinashe Bere (Cincinnati/Sycamore) has made visits to seven college programs, so he knows what to expect from a college environment.

Ohio State exceeded it for the 2014 inside linebacker.

“It was like one of the best games I’ve been to,” he said. “It was exciting and the atmosphere was crazy. It was really fun.”

It was the first time Bere has visited Ohio State for a game, and the fans and the scene at Ohio Stadium stood out to him most.

“The atmosphere and the fans were amazing. The energy was brought,” he said.

Bere has an offer from Illinois and continues to hear from the rest of the Big Ten. He expects several offers to come in from Big Ten teams once his junior season ends.

He also has visited Cincinnati, Illinois, Louisville, Michigan State, Northwestern and West Virginia.