The speeding locomotive that is the 2015 Ohio State recruiting class continued to pick up steam on Sunday, where 3-star offensive tackle Kevin Feder officially flipped his commitment from Miami (Fl.) to Ohio State. Feder was a member of the Hurricane's recruiting class for almost 5 months, before receiving an offer from OSU over the weekend while he was in town.
The Ramsey, New Jersey native, hailing from the high school powerhouse Don Posco Prep (NJ), provided a dominant performance during Ohio State's one day positional camp, standing out for his superior athleticism, and his overwhelming size, standing at 6 feet, 9 inches, and weighing in at 305 pounds.
Even though committed to the Hurricanes for 5 months, Feder also held offers from other major programs, such as Tennessee, Michigan State, and Maryland. As for Ohio State, the university told Feder in April that if he came to Columbus, an offer could be in the works. "Ohio State said if I make the trip out there, there is a possibility that I could get an offer from them," Feder told NJ.com's Todderick Hunt. "So I might be going out there with two of my teammates, and there are a few other places that are interested in me too."
That trip happened over the weekend, and now Feder is the second lineman to join the 2015 class for the buckeyes.
As far as potential goes, this is a huge grab for Coach Meyer and the staff. Feder displayed that athleticism needed to compete at a Big Ten level, on either the left or right side of the line. With such a large frame already Feder fits the prototypical model of a Meyer-esque offensive lineman, and with some more development it would not take much effort to transform Feder into an absolute BEST in the trenchs, keeping Ohio State quarterbacks upright for the next few seasons. The buckeyes come up with an absolute steal for their recruiting class, and may be looking to do even more in the coming weeks.
Kevin Feder's Junior Highlight Tape (via Kevin Feder)