For the third time in as many days, Urban Meyer and his staff scored a commitment for their 2015 recruiting class. This time in the form of Worthington (OH) Kilbourne long snapper Liam McCullough, who is the number one long snapper in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Obviously the commitment isn't going to get casual recruiting fans too excited, as a lot of fans don't really pay attention to the long snapper when watching games. With that said, it's important to be good in every facet of the game if you want to win championships
Here's what long snapping expert Chris Rubio posted on his website about the Worthington Kilbourne product and future Buckeye (videos are below if you want to see him in action):
Liam did exceptionally well at the Rubio Long Snapping Spring Event in Las Vegas. He made it to the finals and could have EASILY one the whole event. Snaps with great power and accuracy. When he gets his head through smoothly and his hands come out at the same spot, he is the best in the country. Passes the eyeball test VERY quickly. He has very strong hands and I love how he tries to snap it through the punter. Kid is on fire right now and should just keep picking up offers throughout the summer.
It's going to be interesting to see how the Ohio State long snapping battle plays out in 2015 with McCollough, 2014 preferred walk-on Sam York, and potentially currently long snapper Bryce Haynes still in the mix for the starting job. You would have to think McCullough would have the early leg up in the race for the starting position if Haynes has moved on.
I'm also fairly certain that he'll be actively recruiting players for the "Elite '15" recruiting class as he's a Columbus native and grew up a Buckeye fan. He'll also likely be on campus a lot to help recruit/attend events because he lives so close to Ohio State's Central Ohio campus.
The only impact that this commitment will have on other players the Buckeyes are recruiting is there's one less scholarship available and there are no more long snappers who will be considered for a scholarship offer for the next couple of recruiting cycles.
Time will tell with this commitment, but it appears as if the Buckeyes got one of the best long snappers out there in an age where a lot of big schools are forced to use a scholarship in order to guarantee a top-notch long snapper. He was also offered scholarships by Kentucky, Michigan State, and Wisconsin.