October 28, 2008

Homan enjoyed visit to OSU

Coldwater (Ohio) Coldwater high school fullback Adam Homan was in attendance for Ohio State's game against Penn State in the 'Shoe Saturday night, and while he has been in attendance at Ohio Stadium in the past, the atmosphere stuck out to him more than ever.

Homan, who was one of the first commits for Ohio State's 2009 class, was reassured that he has made the right decision in terms of becoming a Buckeye.

"I thought it was great and it was obviously a very exciting game," Homan said. "You get pretty into it when the fans are as loud as they are. It is pretty hard not to root for them. The atmosphere was totally different from any other game. It was a big game and everybody was there cheering hard, so the atmosphere was definitely different than a regular game."

The Ohio State loss to the Nittany Lions was disappointing for Homan, but he takes it from the standpoint that he is already a Buckeye, rather than from a recruiting visit.

"Obviously you are kind of upset that the school you are going to didn't win," Homan said, "but it is not an upset where I am thinking if I made the right decision or anything like that, especially for me, but obviously it was a hard fought battle and somebody has to lose."

While Ohio State may have had a hard game on Saturday, the same can't be said about Homan's high school.

Coldwater finished the season undefeated Friday with a 38-0 blowout over the visitor New Bremen, as the Cavaliers went 10-0 (8-0 Midwest Athletic Conference). Homan's school will be the No. 1 seed in the OHSAA Division IV playoffs when its hosts eighth seeded Cincinnati North College Hill on Oct. 31.
The undefeated season was certainly a thrill for Homan, who is looking forward to continuing to help his team find more success.

"The season has gone good and we are working hard and with the playoffs coming up it is just one day at a time," Homan said. "Overall, it is really going well."

With Homan's older brother Ross already being a Buckeye, the fullback always knew that Ohio State was the right place for him, and before he enrolls the senior still feels the same way.

"I knew right away that if I got an offer (from Ohio State) that it was it for me," Homan said. "From the beginning they have always been my favorite, so it wasn't really difficult for me. Just the traditions that they have with the band, pregame and all that stuff. Even in an off year you are going to have fans there and you are going to have support and that's something I really looked at."

On his visit, Homan got the opportunity to converse with a few other recruits, including Storm Klein, Zach Boren, and Carlos Hyde.
Homan plans to enroll early and he said he will be in Columbus to start off his college career in the winter quarter, which could be a big benefit to him in terms of getting acclimated to college life and taking on the responsibilities of being a student athlete.

"I am just expecting to get there early and make myself comfortable with the campus and the Woody Hayes center and all that stuff," Homan said. "Getting there early, it's just nice to sort of getting ahead of the process of getting in there."

Homan said he has been in regular contact with running backs coach Dick Tressel.

"He gives me a call every week and really makes the effort to give me attention and contact me and see how everything is going for me," Boren said. "So that's good."

Ari Wasserman is a staff writer for BuckeyeGrove.com. He can be reached at AriWasserman@gmail.com.


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