Raised in the shadows of the Horseshoe, Liam McCullough, like most Ohio kids, grew up dreaming of one day running out onto the Ohio Stadium turf in front of 100,000 screaming Buckeye fans. Today the Worthington Kilbourne long snapper got one step closer to his goal.
A verbal commit since June, the special teams standout signed his national letter of intent with Ohio State this morning, officially making him a member of the OSU football program.
Before making his decision to suit up on the next level for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes, McCullough was heavily considering scholarship offers from programs such as Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Kentucky.
The Buckeyes are trying to build depth at every position, including long snapper. The 6'3, 230-pound McCullough will battle with returning starter Bryce Haynes and walk-on Sam York for playing time this upcoming season.
McCullough, a U.S. Army All-American, is considered one of the top long snappers in the class of 2015. According to ChrisSailerKicking.com, Liam is a five-star prospect, and considered the second-overall snapper in the country.
Sailer had the following to say on McCullough's skill set:
"The more I watch Liam snap the ball, the more I am impressed with him. He absolutely rips the ball back to the punter. You almost feel bad for the guy that stands 15 yards back from Liam. I have timed him in the mid .5's, and I am very strict with my timing. Passes the eye ball test quickly, and is very cerebral with his long snapping. Love to see him make sure he is always reaching all the way back to get a bit more accurate, and consistent with his punt snaps. I want no misses from him. Only issue he ever has is if his hands stop short. Kid is excellent, and dominant."
Before you watch him for the Buckeyes take a few moments to check out Liam McCullough's highlight tape, courtesy of Hudl: