Rico McGraw didn't get the scholarship offer he hoped for, but he still holds Ohio State in high regard.
Buckeye coaches were at Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth on Tuesday. Ohio State is recruiting senior running back Cornelius "Corn" Elder and McGraw, a sophomore cornerback who already has several scholarship offers.
McGraw said Ohio State's coaches have told him an offer should be coming soon. McGraw is being recruited by tight ends/fullbacks coach Tim Hinton.
"Great school," the 6-foot, 180-pound McGraw said of the Buckeyes. "As I told coach, I am already really interested in them and hope they offer soon. Definitely has the chance to be one of my tops."
McGraw has approximately a dozen scholarship offers. The most notable are from Alabama -- which was the first school to offer him a scholarship -- Auburn, Tennessee and UCLA.
Elder has expressed interest in Ohio State, Georgia Tech, UCLA and Vanderbilt. The ESPN 300 prospect is scheduled to take an official visit to Columbus on Jan. 11.