- Dave Hooker, Reporter, RecruitingNation
Jeb Blazevich was in Columbus this weekend for Ohio State's 52-22 win against Illinois. The junior liked what he saw. He also liked the time he spent with Buckeye head coach Urban Meyer
"It was good and just a great conversation between me and Coach Meyer and it went great," the ESPN Watch List tight end from Charlotte (N.C.) Christian said.
Ohio State's success on the field has also impressed Blazevich.
"10-0, not bad," the 6-foot-5, 240-pound prospect said. "They're getting there for sure."
Blazevich has taken several unofficial visits this fall and summer. He's primarily been focused on southern schools, with recent visits to Alabama, LSU and Georgia.
Lately, however, he's shown interest in heading north. In addition to the Ohio State visit. He has a trip planned to Notre Dame later this fall. He said he's been impressed with how the Fighting Irish have used standout tight end Tyler Eifert.
Even though Ohio State runs a spread offense, it has shown a willingness to include tight-end types like Blazevich in its attack. Jake Stoneburner, who was moved to receiver from tight end earlier this season, is the Buckeyes' third leading receiver. Playing a more traditional tight end role, Nick Vannett is the team's fifth-leading receiver.
Stoneburner is 6-5 and 245 pounds. Vannett is 6-6 and 255 pounds. Blazevich is 6-5 and 240 pounds.
Meyer also utilized the tight end position extensively when he was the head coach at Florida. That history will surely be a factor in Blazevich's decision.
"I like it," Blazevich said of the offense. "It's a nice spread out approach with the ability to quickly have a two tight-end set and be able to run the football."