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Monday, January 21, 2013
Three-star OT Skipper appraises two visits

By Brad Bournival

After a weekend full of official visits, it’s time to sit back for a few days.

Three-star offensive tackle Dan Skipper (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) headed for the airport in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday afternoon full of ideas regarding his future.

He started his weekend with an official visit to Arkansas on Thursday and concluded things Monday at Ohio State and had good things to say about both programs.

“I liked the passion the people had in Arkansas and how they wanted to improve the program there,” Skipper said. “I liked coach [Urban] Meyer and how they hold the program at Ohio State to such a high standard. Nothing less than perfection is acceptable and I really like that.”

The next step for the 6-foot-8, 285-pound Skipper is to head to Ole Miss next weekend, where he will wrap up his official visits.

This weekend wasn’t about trying to make a pledge to a school, according to the current Tennessee commit. It was about weighing options and getting better looks at those schools interested.

His decision could come on national signing day. It could come earlier.

“I was just trying to take them both in,” Skipper said. “When we get back, we’ll have time to sit and reflect back.

“I’m just trying to chill right now and take it in. Whenever I know that it’s the right time to make a decision, I will. Right now, I’m going to get back and assess everything, see where everything stands and then go from there.”

Center Travis Swanson was Skipper's host at Arkansas, and offensive tackles Jack Mewhort and Taylor Decker shared host duties for the Buckeyes.