December 6, 2010

Bobek set for official visit

Back in March Brian Bobek verbally committed to Ohio State over offers from Colorado, Michigan State, Purdue and several others.

This weekend, the 6-foot-2, 278-pound four-star center from Palatine, Ill., will make his official visit to Columbus to get further acquainted with his future home. But, Bobek is no stranger to campus and most recently visited for the Ohio State-Michigan game.

"It was a lot of fun," Bobek said. "I got to get the feel for the intensity and the passion in the Michigan game."

He also had the chance to meet several of his future teammates.

"I met a few of the guys in my class like Evan Spencer, Tommy Brown and Michael Bennett," he said. "I said hi to coach (Jim) Tressel, too. It was only for about a minute."

Standing on the turf inside Ohio Stadium gave Bobek a glimpse of his future wearing the scarlet and gray.

"It was a very weird thing to think about but its really cool to know that I'm going to get the opportunity to play in those games," he said.

A few days after his unofficial visit, OSU assistant coach Jim Bollman visited Fremd High School to check in on Bobek.

"We had a pretty casual talk," Bobek said. "It was mostly about football in general, not necessarily about me or OSU in particular."

Bobek and his Fremd teammates got off to a rocky start in 2010. They lost four of their first five games but finished strong by winning five of their last six.

"We made it to the second round of the playoffs," he said. "Of course, as all teams do, we thought we could have gone farther but overall we were happy with the huge comeback from 1-4 to 6-5."

Bobek said he was most pleased with his team's never say die attitude this season.

"I'd say what changed the most was everyone's desire to win," he said. "At the beginning of the season it just wasn't there but as the season went on the passion grew and that was the major difference."

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