Ohio State has been making class of 2025 Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei running back Jordon Davison a priority for a long time and that interest has been reciprocated from the five-star prospect who made a three-day unofficial visit to Columbus this week.
Cutting the visit in half was a camp day on Monday which allowed Davison to get put through a tough workout by Ohio State running backs coach Tony Alford.
“It was good, he really pushed me,” Davison told BuckeyeHuddle.com. “I got to learn a lot and feel him out.”
The visit was already Davison’s third trip to Columbus on his own dime as he continues to try to soak up everything about the program and the culture.
“Just the relationships that I’ve built with the coaches here,” Davison explained on what keeps him coming back. “Just getting to be around them and learn from them.”
While it was Davison’s third time at Ohio State, it was the first time for many of his family members who accompanied him on this trip. The Buckeyes have been finalists for several Mater Dei prospects in recent years but haven’t been able to quite close the deal, often losing out to programs that are closer to the West Coast. Davison, however, says geography won’t factor into his decision.
“No, it doesn’t matter,” Davison said when asked about distance from home. “My family is going to show up wherever I am.”
These visits and this time spent around the program has allowed Davison to cultivate strong relationships within the program and the Buckeyes are off to a strong start in trying to land perhaps the nation’s top junior running back.
“They’re real high on my list,” he said. “Just the culture and the tradition that they have. The coaches and the relationships that I have with them.”