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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Offensive tackle breaks down OSU visit

By Brad Bournival

James McHale (Dunmore, Pa./Dunmore) and Ohio State are about to get to know each other very well.

While the 6-foot-6, 289-pound McHale doesn’t have an offer from the Buckeyes, one could happen soon as the two become acquainted in the next few months.

The junior offensive tackle was on campus Wednesday for an unofficial visit and he will meet with line coach Ed Warinner at Dunmore High when restrictions are lifted next week.

After that, he’ll participate at a camp in June as Ohio State continues to evaluate the budding talent.

One thing is for sure, McHale enjoyed his trip Wednesday to Columbus, Ohio.

“It went very well,” McHale said. “I liked the intensity of practice and how everyone was flying around and getting after it.”

But the visit was more than just about practice as McHale got to hear about what Ohio State offers and had a chance to see exactly what the university offers.

“I think the facilities are great,” McHale said. “I mostly talked to Coach Warinner. He’ll be in my school next Friday.”

McHale was one of the key pieces to the Bucks’ 14-2 record and Dunmore’s Class A state runner-up finish.

Running back Daiqwon Buckley rushed for 1,799 yards and 23 touchdowns behind McHale and his counterpart Austin Seamon gained 1,340 yards and scored 17 times behind the offensive line. Dunmore rushed for 3,944 yards on the season.

McHale has offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Temple, West Virginia and Wisconsin.