September 11, 2011

Day has great visit

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One of the biggest names in attendance at yesterday's Ohio State game was Hilliard (Ohio) Darby athlete Caleb Day. The 6-foot, 175-pound prospect was one of just two offered juniors on campus yesterday and the big-time athlete had a great time on his unofficial visit.

"It was a great game," said Day. "Both teams played hard and the coaches greeted me nice, overall I liked it."

One thing that really stood out to Day was the atmosphere in the stadium, as the close game kept the fans in it throughout the afternoon.

"Oh gosh, it was great," he said. "I could see myself playing in front of a crowd like that. That's what I'd like to play in front of every home game. I loved it."

Day made the short trip east from Hilliard with both of his parents and said that they enjoyed the experience just as much as he did.

"I think they loved it," Day said. "My mom graduated from (Ohio State) and she used to go to the Michigan game every year."

While on campus, Day was able to speak with many of the coaches, including head coach Luke Fickell.

"I talked to pretty much every coach," Day explained. "I talked to coach (Paul) Haynes, coach (Luke) Fickell, coach (Mike) Vrabel, they greeted me nice. Before the game I got to talk to (the coaches) a little bit, it was a short conversation. They were just asking me how I did on Friday and everything, it was nice though."

On the field, Day is off to a huge start to his junior season. Whether on the ground or through the air, Day has made big plays for touchdowns on offense in each of the first three games for Darby, as they are off to a solid 3-0 start. Coming off a playoff berth a season ago, Day says the team just needs to keep following the same blue print that led them to success last season.

"We've just got to keep working hard," he said. "We're 3-0 going into (league play) and coming from last year when we were 8-3, we're going to have some high expectations. It's just like we did last year, keep working hard, keep doing what the coaches tell us and we'll lead ourselves to success."


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