Buckeyes growing on Ferns

Michael Ferns is fond of Ohio State and the 2014 recruit showed it Wednesday by making his second unofficial visit to Columbus.

An inside linebacker for St. Clairsville, Ohio, Ferns walked away impressed.

“We weren’t looking so much into the sports side this time,” Ferns said. “With the offer, we made a trip back.

“It was just a better trip overall. Now, I know more of the staff. It was more personable. I enjoyed this trip a lot more than last time. They really opened up to me. I want to go into the medical field, so they took me over there for a bit. I got to talk to Coach [Urban] Meyer. It was more down to earth. It was just enjoyable overall.”

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Ferns indicated he will wait until the end of summer to narrow his list down, but for now Ferns has unofficial visits planned to Penn State this weekend and Michigan the following weekend.

It will be trip No. 2 to Penn State for Ferns and trip No. 1 to Michigan.

“I’m expecting more of the private deal that I got Wednesday,” Ferns said. “It’s more sitting down with the coaches and really getting to see the academic part of it. I feel like these next two trips will focus on that.”