St. Edward's playmaker Alex Stump officially became a Buckeye today when he signed his National Letter of Intent with Ohio State. Stump flipped early in the season, committing on Oct. 12 and is now officially finished with his recruitment.
The 6'3, 195-pound wide receiver garnered plenty of attention from schools across the country, receiving offers from Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Miami, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue, Stanford, Toledo, and West Virginia, among others. Rated as a four-star under the 247Sports Composite, Stump ranks as the 37th best wide receiver in the 2015 recruiting class and 12th best prospect at any position from the state of Ohio.
Stump clocks in at a 4.54 in the 40-yard dash, a very respectable time. During his junior season, Stump used that speed to haul in 57 catches for 987 yards and 14 touchdowns. His senior year came to an early end when he tore ligaments in his foot at the beginning of October which required surgery and ended his season. When he's 100 percent healthy, keep an eye on Stump's progression at Ohio State, as he could compete right away for playing time.
Our Christopher Jason breaks down Stump's abilities and what he can bring to Ohio State:
Alex Stump is this class’ only true outside wide receiver commit and they got a very good one out of Lakewood, Ohio. Standing at 6’3.5 and 195-pounds, Stump already has the frame to compete right away, but coming off of a knee injury which derailed his senior season, it looks like he will have to redshirt. He uses his size very well to box out defenders and high point the football. He also possesses great body control and strength when he is in the air, which is a must-have trait for a big, outside wide receiver. His best trait may be his hands, he plucks the ball out of the air and does not allow the ball to come into his body. He also shows confidence on the field and shows his heart on his sleeve after making big plays, something that is needed at the wide receiver position at this level. Overall, Stump has the size to beat press coverage, run a good route, catch the ball in traffic and take it to the house.
You can also check out what Stump can do on the field with this highlight film from the games he did play in his senior season: