One of the top soon-to-be senior prospects in the state of Ohio knows exactly where he will score his future touchdowns. North Ridgeville running back Demario McCall decided to shut down his recruiting process, and gave Ohio State his verbal commitment today during a visit to campus, per Buckeye Grove.
The future is definitely looking very solid for the Buckeyes. The 5'11, 180-pound McCall is currently the eighth class of 2016 prospect to give OSU head coach Urban Meyer and company a verbal pledge.
Demario picked Ohio State over scholarship offers from the likes of Michigan State, Georgia, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Notre Dame. According to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, McCall, a four-star prospect, is currently the third rated running back and 49th-overall recruit in the entire 2016 class.
More of a speedster than a power back, McCall (who is talented enough to play on either side of the ball on the next level), reportedly runs a sub-4.50 forty-yard dash. Similar to fellow 2016 OSU pledge George Hill of Hubbard, the Buckeye coaching staff plans to use McCall's elusiveness in the backfield and in the slot as a receiver.
As a junior, the future Buckeye played all over the field for North Ridgeville. Barely leaving the turf, he accounted for over 2,300 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns. Also playing in the secondary on defense, Demario finished the season with 39 total tackles and four interceptions.
Before you have a chance to see Demario McCall in a Buckeye uniform, take a few moments to watch some of his high school highlights, courtesy of Hudl: