Jaiden Ausberry surprised by 'home' feeling during Ohio State visit

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COLUMBUS — Baton Rouge (La.) is where Jaiden Ausberry calls home.

The 5-star 2023 athlete, a linebacker prospect from University Lab High School, is seriously considering leaving it. He’s weighing that option despite the fact that his father Verge is a part of the LSU administration.

In order to go away from home, the country’s No. 32-ranked rising-junior has to feel like another place could be home. Following his first trip to Ohio State, he got that vibe in Columbus.

“Their staff makes it feel like I’m at home,” Ausberry told Lettermen Row. “My dad and I really enjoyed talking to [Ryan] Day. We had a really good, positive conversation. What stood out about him was his passion for his players and the game.

“He is a winner, and he knows how to develop his players for the next level.”

Ohio State offered Ausberry a scholarship during his visit to campus. He was a standout during his one-day camp workout with Al Washington and connected with the Buckeyes linebacker coach.

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Ohio State target Jaiden Ausberry is one of Louisiana’s best young prospects. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

“Coach Washington left a really good impression on me — I love his coaching style,” Ausberry said. “He is so energetic and knows how to relate to us as young players. He helped me with my hand placement a lot and on my angles for tackling.”

Jaiden Ausberry has sixteen early offers. Alabama offered him a few days after Ohio State did. He’ll be a top national target throughout his recruitment and knows he’ll see a lot of cool things. One of those needs to be a game at Ohio Stadium this fall.

“Getting back there this season is a must,” Ausberry said. “Ohio State surprised me a lot. Most of the things I saw were like, insane. I had no idea the stadium was that big.  It was just a real honor and blessing to have a chance to be part of arguably the best college football program ever.”