After recently receiving the verbal commitments of Joe Burrow, Tyler Green, Grant Schmidt and Liam McCullough, Urban Meyer and the rest of the OSU coaching staff have the 2015 class rolling in the right direction, but that doesn't mean they are sleeping on the very talented group of prospects in the class of 2016.
The Buckeyes handed out scholarships to a number of the top underclassman in the country this week after getting a chance to evaluate them at camp last Sunday. One of the recruits that added Ohio State to his offer list was wide receiver Austin Mack of Bishop Luers High School, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
"Camp was real good. I dominated. The part of facility I got to tour was awesome. The athletic success that Ohio State has of former players on their Wall of Fame type deal, really stood out. I called Coach Coombs for a check up and to see how things were going. He (Coombs) told me to hang on, and he had some great news, and he gave the phone to Urban Meyer. Coach Meyer told me that I have a spot on the team and welcomed me into their family with a scholarship." The junior excitedly shared with Land-Grant Holy Land not long after finding out about his opportunity to join the Buckeyes.
"(When I think of Urban Meyer and OSU) I think greatness, NFL and 12-0. It feels great. It's awesome. I really like the coaches and it puts them it at the top." Mack, who at the moment has a short list of OSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Indiana, and Cincinnati, added.
Just because the Buckeyes seem to have the inside track doesn't mean the 6'2 205 pound play maker is close to shutting down his recruitment anytime soon. With a couple years left until he signs a letter of intent with a school, Mack who caught 57 passes for 805 yards and three touchdowns last season as a sophomore, wants to find a good fit, both athletically and academically before dishing out his pledge to a program.
"I have no time table. Hopefully before I go into my senior year. I'm looking for a football program that wants to win, good coaches, and a great academic background, so I can give myself that 40 years after football and live life successful."
If you haven't already, take a few moments to watch these highlights of Austin Mack in action: