Tight End Jeb Blazevich Forced to Reschedule Visit to Ohio State

By Patrick Schmidt
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Jeb Blazevich (Charlotte, N.C., Charlotte Christian) is unstoppable as a tight end and the only thing that appears to stop him from heading to Ohio State as a member of their 2014 recruiting class it appears is a snow storm.

Blazevich is the No. 8 tight end according to 247Sports.com composite rankings and was supposed to be in Columbus Tuesday for an unofficial visit, but had to postpone the trip after a snow storm kept him grounded. He hopes to reschedule soon, but has visits planned for Ole Miss Apr. 5 and Alabama Apr. 12. So if he can’t make it to Columbus this weekend, it may have to wait until Apr. 19.

Something tells me Urban Meyer won’t let that much time pass and wants Blazevich on campus before he heads to Alabama again and before he heads to Ole Miss, so he can put a favorable impression in his head and give him something to think about when he’s in SEC country.

According to Brad Bournival of ESPN.com, Blazevich has been receiving a lot of attention and eagerly await his arrival on campus.

“They have a great tradition and I just can’t say enough good things about that coaching staff up there,” he said. “They have always shown me the most love in recruiting me and wanting me to come up there. Coach Meyer has been up front and honest.”

At 6-5 and 240 pounds the former wide receiver has found a liking since bulking up to play the tight end position and has since has seen his attention on the recruiting circuit skyrocket. Blazevich recorded 30 receptions for 379 yards and five touchdowns in his first season as a tight end after converting from wide receiver last season.

His upside is sky high and would give Meyer a weapon in his spread offense that he hasn’t really had since Aaron Hernandez at Florida, but Blazevich has more size, is a better run blocker and comes without the drama Hernandez had.

Georgia, Clemson and Notre Dame in addition to Ole Miss and Alabama represent the top six candidates to secure the talents of the blossoming tight end.

Each of those schools have great programs and a real shot to land Blazevich, but my gut is telling me that Ohio State wants and needs him the most and Meyer will get his guy, even if he has to drive through a snow storm to get him.

Patrick’s a college football writer for Rant Sports and radio host on Sportstownchicago.com. Follow him on Twitter and add him to your Google network.

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