June 3, 2013

Settle's trip to Ohio State is 'amazing'

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - One class of 2015 prospect that the Ohio State coaching staff has already identified as a top priority is Manassas (Va.) Stonewall Jackson defensive tackle Tim Settle. The 6-foot-2, 307-pound prospect holds approximately a dozen offers, including one from the Buckeyes. Settle made his way to Columbus on Saturday to make an unofficial visit to Ohio State.

"It was amazing, it wasn't that long but it was amazing," said Settle. "We got to campus at around 7 PM and we met with coach (Mike) Vrabel and coach (Zach) Smith. I also got to speak with coach Urban (Meyer) and it was amazing. He was just saying how even academically, they have a great school and they have my major which is sports management. It was just crazy, I loved it. The campus was amazing, it's really beautiful."

Settle, who admits to growing up an Ohio State fan, got a very positive vibe during his time with the coaches but also during his time in Columbus itself.

"Like somebody told me that Ohio was boring but I don't know how they could say that this is boring," he said. "This was amazing, it's crazy."

During Settle's sit down with Meyer, the Buckeye head coach detailed many things about Ohio State but it wasn't just about football.

"He was just telling us like, after football, what are you going to do?" Settle explained. "After football you have to have a job, even if I make it to the NFL, I've got to have a job after that. That's a good thing, he wasn't just talking about football, he was talking about after football."

In addition to Meyer, Settle has been speaking with Vrabel on a weekly basis during the spring as he calls the Ohio State assistant each Tuesday. The two are forming a strong relationship.

"He's real honest, I like that," he said. "I don't want anybody to lie to me. You just build a relationship with these coaches and you start to like them even more."

After the Ohio State visit on Saturday, Settle decided to take part in the Nike Camp on Sunday and was pleased with his performance.

"I thought I did good," he said. "There was some stuff that I learned, just using both my right and my left hand consistently. I feel like I've got to change my moves up, I've got a lot of different moves. I like bull-rushing but you can't use that all the time, you have to combinations."

Settle added that he hopes to come back to Ohio State in July for the Friday Night Lights camp and that when he does he would like to bring several members of his family.


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