In typical Urban Meyer fashion, Ohio State has once again flipped a prospect that was previously committed elsewhere. Just moments ago, '15 CB Damon Arnette, who was committed to South Carolina, announced he was switching his pledge in favor of the Buckeyes.
Arnette is a three-star prospect from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The 6'2, 185-pound defensive back grades out as the 60th overall corner, the 83rd best player in the talented state of Florida, and the 646th overall player in the 2015 recruiting class.
Some other programs that sent offers to Arnette during the recruiting process include Florida State, Louisville, Michigan, North Carolina, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and more. Initially, Arnette was apart of South Carolina's recruiting class but late attempts from Ohio State and the Wolverines made things interesting. Arnette was on campus this weekend for an official visit and felt it was the right time to call Columbus his new home.
With the departure of Carlton Davis, who decommitted not too long ago, the Buckeyes were hoping to find another cornerback to fill the void and they did. Arnette will now join a 2015 defensive back group that includes Jamel Dean, Eric Glover-Williams, Joshua Norwood, and Denzel Ward.
Arnette is also the third Floridian in the class joining the aforementioned Dean and Torrance Gibson. Another benefit from adding him to the fold is that he comes from a talented program in the sunshine state. In 2013, Ohio State added Joey Bosa from the same high school. They are also in good position with his younger brother, '16 DE Nick Bosa, and stud '17 WR Trevon Grimes. One other prospect from that program is '16 WR Sam Bruce, a Miami (FL) commitment, who Ohio State has also offered and shown plenty of interest in.
You can check out Ohio State's latest commitment in action below: