Though the Buckeyes swung and missed on the special team front in the class of 2013, Ohio State and special teams coordinator Kerry Coombs is off to a fast start for the class of 2014.
After the recent kicking and punting camp, Ohio State got the commitment of '14 K Sean Nuernberger Tuesday, Nuernberger tells Land-Grant Holy Land. "I kicked last night and this morning before getting word from the big man a bit ago." The 6-2 220 pound kicker, a native of Germany, is based out of Buckner, Kentucky and attends Oldham County High School. In addition to the Buckeyes, he was also thought to be interested in Kentucky, Louisville, Notre Dame, Purdue, and Western Kentucky. Nuernberger told LGHL though Ohio State was always his #1: "OSU has always been my first choice and I came here before anywhere else."
Last season Nuernberger reeled off 7-of-12 field goals with a season long of 46 yards. He also boomed 38 of 44 kickoffs for touchbacks and averaged 43.2 yards per punt while handling punting duties for for Oldham. Oldham coach Matt Brown told the Courier-Journal that Nuernberger "has a monster leg. ... We feel like we can kick the ball from wherever we want to on the field. ... It booms off his foot."
Nuernberger told us he found out in Urban Meyer's office along with Coach Coombs. "I am very excited. Been a long time dream of mine and it's finally here."
Here was Nuernberger himself breaking the news on Twitter:
It's done! Officially committed to play football for THE Ohio State University! #BUCKEYENATION— Sean Nuernberger (@SeanSeanThinks) June 11, 2013
Finally, check out the newest Buckeye Nuernberger in action below: