Only a couple of days remain before Ohio State takes on Alabama in the second game of the inaugural College Football Playoff and the excitement continues to build across the country for the anticipation of two great college football teams going head-to-head with an opportunity to advance and play for a national championship. The winner will face either Oregon or Florida State, but while the Crimson Tide are the main priority on the coaching staff's mind, the recruiting world never sleeps.
With Michigan's soon to be announced hiring of Jim Harbaugh, some might have had questions about how strong the commitment from '15 running back verbal Mike Weber was for Ohio State. Weber committed to the Buckeyes on Dec. 10 of this year, just 20 days ago. Despite that, it's a fairly valid concern, given that Weber was once committed to the Wolverines himself but decommitted back in November. Still, rest assured, Weber appears to have no plans for a change of heart.
Just spoke with Mike Weber's father, he says Jim Harbaugh has not reached out to the family. Weber "committed to Ohio State."— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) December 30, 2014
While Harbaugh hasn't yet reached out to the 5'10, 205-pound running back, it doesn't mean it's not on his to-do list. Though Weber's father says he's committed to Ohio State, there's always the off chance that something could happen. It will be up to Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer to try and keep Weber firm in his commitment. Weber is rated as a four-star under the 247Sports Composite and is ranked as the 13th best running back in the country while also ranked as the second best prospect at any position from the state of Michigan. This season, Weber rushed for 2,268 yards, had 29 touchdowns to his name, and was named to the 2015 Army All-American Bowl.
Ohio State five-star DL commit Jashon Cornell gets past his defender in one on ones. https://t.co/kxMqVlT2U5— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) December 29, 2014
'15 Ohio State defensive line commit Jashon Cornell has been doing his best to raise some eyebrows during practices for the Under Armour All-American games and with the swim move he made on his partner in the one-on-one drill should give something Buckeye fans to be excited for in the future. Cornell is rated as a four-star strong-side defensive end according to the 247Sports Composite and is ranked as the sixth best defensive end in the country, while also being slotted as the best player at any position from the state of Minnesota.
Cornell checks in at 6'4, 260-pounds and will no doubt try to become apart of an already highly-regarded defensive line at Ohio State. A commit since July 2, Cornell was a force on the field during his high school career and will look to do the same at the next level for the Buckeyes.
Another Ohio State commit from the class of 2015 is linebacker Nick Conner, who committed to the Buckeyes back on June 17 of this year. Conner was recently invited to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, along with other Ohio State commits Joe Burrow, Jamel Dean, Carlton Davis, and Grant Schmidt. Conner has graduated from high school early so that he can become an early enrollee at Ohio State on Jan. 12.
Conner stands at 6'3, 225-pounds and plays inside linebacker, ranking sixth in the country at his position and is the eighth-ranked player at any position from the state of Ohio, according to the 247Sports Composite. Conner can also run the 40-yard dash in 4.60 seconds and had 129 tackles, 19 for loss, 5.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, and one of those going for a touchdown, in 2013.