Just two months after '15 OT Mirko Jurkovic ended his recruitment by committing to Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes, he has now made it official. Moments ago, the coaching staff received Jurkovic's National Letter of Intent and he will now make his way to Columbus in the coming months.
Ohio State was able to reel in the 6'5, 275-pound offensive lineman despite him holding offers from Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, and many more.
Jurkovic was previously a member of the Cornhuskers 2015 recruiting class, but the firing of Head Coach Bo Pelini changed things. After being committed to Nebraska for four months and seeing the Buckeyes campus during an official visit, Jurkovic decommitted from the program.
The newest Buckeye signee is the son of former Chicago Bears lineman and Notre Dame All-American Mirko Jurkovic Sr. His uncle is also a former NFL player, who played nine seasons with Green Bay, Jacksonville, and Cleveland.
Here is Land Grant Holy-Land's Christopher Jason on what Mirko Jurkovic will bring to Columbus
Mirko Jurkovic may be one of the lower rated commits for this class but he really stands out on tape. He has a size advantage (6’5, 275-pounds) on most of his opponents but finishes his blocks and moves very well for his size, getting to the second level on numerous occasions. As a run blocker, Jurkovic comes off the ball quickly, uses his hands well and drives his feet. In pass pro, he establishes a good anchor and displays a good knee bend. He plays with a mean streak, which is a good for offensive linemen and I think the Buckeyes stole an underrated player from their Big Ten foe, Nebraska. He will end up taking snaps at guard for the Buckeyes but with the logjam on the offensive line, he will not see the field for 2-3 seasons.
You can check out Jurkovic's highlights below to see for yourself.