COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Getting a full-ride scholarship is something every college student dreams of, especially if it’s in your home state.

Adam Baccam, a civil engineering major at Iowa State, gave it all up to come to Ohio State. Why? For a pinch of salt.

Baccam visited Columbus after a friend at his church asked him to go for a weekend to join him at the Salt Company, a non-denominational Christian church plant on campus. Baccam grew up in a Buddhist home.

“Friends are thinking I should move, and people were affirming this was a good thing,” Baccam remembered. When asked what his parents thought, Baccam said “They thought I was crazy.”

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