Ohio State head Urban Meyer certainly made a strong impression on 2014 offensive tackle prospect Alex Bars during a Sunday evening phone conversation.
"It was great," the junior from Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy said of the chat. "He asked about our whole family first"
Bars, who recently picked up a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes said Meyer asked him how the program ranks with the other schools he's considering.
"I said very high," Bars said. "He wants me up at a game soon to meet everybody."
Bars has already visited Michigan and Notre Dame. Both have ties to the Bars family. Bars' brother, Blake Bars, is a freshman offensive lineman for Michigan. Alex Bars' father, attended Notre Dame.
Bars' eldest brother, Brad Bars, is a junior defensive lineman at Penn State. That surely has helped the Nittany Lions secure a visit from Alex Bars this season. Bars said he will definetely visit Penn State, Alabama and Vanderbilt this season. In addition to Ohio State and Michigan, Bars has scholarship offers from Indiana, Duke, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.