February 28, 2012
Breneman impressed by Ohio State
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There was no big junior day this weekend for Ohio State but one of the nation's premier prospects was in Columbus on Monday in Camp Hill (Pa.) Cedar Cliff tight end Adam Breneman. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder is the No. 1 rated tight end in the nation by Rivals.com and was able to spend the day with many of Ohio State's coaches.
"It was good," said Breneman of the visit. "I went up with my coach Jim Cantafio and my dad. We visited from probably 8 AM to 4 or 5 PM. I got to spend a lot of time with coach (Urban) Meyer, coach (Mike) Vrabel, coach (Tim) Hinton, and coach (Greg) Gillum and got to know all of those coaches very well."
Breneman was able to sit down with Hinton and get some insight into how Ohio State will be using the tight end position moving forward.
"Things went great (with Hinton)," Breneman said. "We watched some film together and got to go out to lunch so I got to spend some good time with him. He was telling me how they are going to use the tight end and that he was talking to coach Meyer and they would want to use me how they used Aaron Hernandez when he was at Florida."
The star tight end added that the highlight of his visit was the time he spent with Meyer.
"The big part of the visit that I really enjoyed was spending a lot of time with coach Meyer," he said. "We pretty much spent the whole afternoon with him and got to know him pretty well and talk about football and the offense and stuff like that. Obviously he's one of the best coaches in college football so getting to spend a lot of time with him was great. I was very impressed with Ohio State and the coaches and they are definitely a top program."
Breneman and his family have put plenty of miles on the family vehicle during the spring, checking out some of the top programs in the nation. Still, the big tight end isn't committing to any sort of time frame when it comes to making a decision.
"I'm not sure yet," he explained. "All I know is that as soon as I'm one-hundred percent sure where I want to go, I'm going to commit. I'm not going to do it pre-maturely and I'm not going to wait until Signing Day just for the publicity, I'm just going to do it as soon as I know. I really don't know when that's going to be yet."
With the Ohio State trip in the books, Breneman says he is unsure of where the next stop might be and that he could be trimming his list in the near future.
"I'm not sure yet, I haven't scheduled any more visits yet," he said. "I have to sit down with my family and decide if we're going to come up with a top schools list and see what other schools we want to visit. We'll decide that pretty soon, just what steps we're going to take next."
So would the Buckeyes make the cut once the list is trimmed?
"They definitely will," he said. "I was very impressed with them and once I narrow my list they will definitely be on it."
Breneman is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and the No. 22 overall player in the nation.
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