Aurora [Ohio] lineman Adam Bellamy has been gathering a lot of attention from college recruiters in the past few weeks. Bellamy, who holds offers from Cincinnati, Michigan State, Indiana and others, enjoyed his visit to Ohio State on Sunday for junior day.
"My visit was really good," Bellamy said. "I got to see the Woody Hayes Facility for the first time. I also spent time with the Ohio State coaches and it was good getting to meet them. I've never been to Ohio State's camp, so I enjoyed my first real visit to Ohio State. The indoor facility is unbelievable. I loved the locker room and the weight room. It was great getting to meet Jim Tressel and his brother, Dick. I spent a lot of time with [recruiting assistant] Greg Gillum. He explained the entire Ohio State process. He said they take things a lot slower than most schools. They want me to come back for a couple practices in the spring and I plan on doing that."
Bellamy is a relative newcomer to the recruiting process, but he is enjoying it. He discussed what it would take to receive an Ohio State offer with the Buckeye coaching staff.
"They talked about me attending summer camp and I plan on doing that," Bellamy said. "Today was basically a starting point in my relationship with Ohio State. I haven't had any contact with them until very recently. They said they want to get to know me a lot better and build up our relationship. That makes a lot of sense to me."
Bellamy also compared his Buckeye visit with a trip he took to Cincinnati a few weeks earlier.
"The basketball arena at Ohio State was unbelievable and seemed like an NBA arena," Bellamy said. "The crowd was tremendous and the student section was crazy. It was an exciting game and I loved seeing Ohio State come back and get the victory. Cincinnati was a great visit too. I liked it down there a lot. They have great facilities also. Ohio State was a little more laid back than Cincinnati. That was the main difference between the two schools. Ohio State was a little more relaxed and less pressure."
Bellamy, who was offered by Northwestern on Saturday, is in no hurry to make a decision yet.
"I've been told by a lot of people that it's still early in the recruiting process," he stated. "I'm surprised I have six offers already. I know Ohio State has their own timetable. If Ohio State wants to see me in camp before offering, I'm fine with that. If that meant the difference in getting an offer, I would do that. I'm not under any pressure to commit yet. I'd like to make a decision before my season starts. I'm finishing up with hockey and I'll be starting baseball soon. I'm going to try to set up a few unofficial visits to go see Northwestern, Indiana and Michigan State."
Bellamy, 6-foot-4 and 275-pounds, is one the fastest rising prospects in Ohio. Scout.com will continue to monitor his recruitment throughout 2008.