February 7, 2012

Day will get first meeting with new staff

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As one of the first prospects in the 2013 class to receive a verbal offer from Ohio State, Hilliard (Ohio) Darby athlete Caleb Day will just now be getting a chance to meet with the new coaching staff. The 6-foot, 175-pound prospect is one of the headliners expected in Columbus on Sunday as the Buckeyes host another junior day.

"I'm just looking forward to meeting the staff," said Day. "I just want to have some fun and meet some of the other guys."

Day will get his first chance to meet face-to-face with the new members of the Ohio State coaching staff, most notably head coach Urban Meyer. Day is, however, familiar with many of the prospects the Buckeyes signed last Wednesday and was impressed with the 2012 class that the staff was able to put together.

"They have a nice group of guys coming in," he said. "I believe in the next two or three years that they should win a national championship or at least come close to the national championship. It's just a really nice group of guys (speaking of the 2012 Ohio State recruits) and I'm just proud of them, they worked hard."

Day is coming off a strong junior season where he did a little bit of everything for the Panthers. Day lined up at running back, receiver, slot back, cornerback, and returned kicks.

"I thought I did pretty good," he said. "I think I could do better, I want to focus on being more aggressive next season and being a leader and hopefully my senior year is better."

Though a basketball player growing up, Day has put the sport on the back burner to focus on his junior track season. Day will be running at least three events during the spring.

"I do the 110 hurdles, the 300 hurdles, the long jump and sometimes the 4 x 400," he said. "Last year I made state in the 300 (hurdles) so I think that is probably my best event, my favorite though is the 110 hurdles. My dad and my mom both ran track so I've pretty much just grown up around it and gained interest in it and I've worked hard at it."

On the recruiting front, Day says several Big Ten programs have stopped by the school in recent weeks are showing serious interest in one of Ohio's most versatile prospects.

"Michigan came in about two weeks ago, Purdue and Indiana (also came by the school)," he said. "Wisconsin is showing interest, mainly just the Big Ten schools."

Day is the No. 10 ranked prospect in the BuckeyeGrove.com class of 2013 Ohio rankings.


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