There are no days off in recruiting. The Ohio State staff knows this all too well. While trying to add some of the top senior prospects in the country such as Arkansas wide receiver K.J. Hill, and Utah defensive end Porter Gustin to the Elite '15, Urban Meyer, and staff are still finding time to keep a close eye on underclassmen.
After rushing for over 1,500 yards, and 17 touchdowns last season, Akron Hoban running back Todd Sibley is definitely a recruit worth keeping paying attention to. One of the most talented sophomores in the Midwest, Sibley recently received some great news from the man himself, Urban Meyer.
"Coach Meyer called my coach. Then me, and coach Meyer talked for about 15 minutes or so before I knew I had an offer from Ohio State. Now that I finally have an offer it just feels like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders." Sibley said to Land-Grant Holy Land.
"He said I'm very high on their class of 2017 list, and they want to come down as soon as possible."
Soon after Meyer and the Buckeyes offered the 5'11 205 pound standout, the Kentucky Wildcats and Akron Zips followed with scholarships of their own. With a long list of schools keeping a close eye on Todd, including Michigan State, his offer list should start to grow quite rapidly over the next few months.
Sibley caught numerous games at the Horseshoe this past season, and could soon find his way back to Columbus. Yet to pinpoint an exact date, he plans to make it back down to Columbus sometime soon to mingle with the coaching staff once again.
The Buckeyes are already off to a hot start to the class of 2017. With more than two years until they graduate from high school, Massillon Washington quarterback Danny Clark, Miamisburgh offensive lineman Josh Myers, and Florida recruits Shaun Wade and Bruce Judson have already gave Ohio State verbal commitments.
While some believe Sibley could soon follow and shut down his recruitment in favor of the Buckeyes at any moment, Todd has other plans.
"I'm considering committing around the midst of my junior year of high school depending on my offers, and how comfortable I am with a program. I'm just looking for a place I can call home, and somewhere where teachers, and coaches really care about your success on, and off the field."
Want to see Todd Sibley in action? Check out his sophomore season highlights courtesy of the crew at Hudl: