Ohio native and punter recruit Drue Chrisman has announced his commitment to Ohio State. Playing for La Salle High School in Cincinnati, the 6'4, 200-pound punter is the latest to join a quickly growing 2016 incoming class.
Averaging 42.7 yards per punt last season, Chrisman earned a number of honors including 2014 All State (Ohio), Kohl's HS All-American Team, and was a member of the 2014 LaSalle state Championship Team. The time and dedication he puts into the technical aspects of punting, along with a special focus on consistency, should make for a reliable contributor when he gets to Columbus.
Kohl's Kicking had the following to say on the newest OSU pledge:
"Chrisman is the most college ready punter in his class. He had one of the best punt charting sessions we recorded when he attended the 2014 Midwest Winter Showcase Camp. He then came to the UC Challenge and was dominant. He earned our trust as a D1 scholarship ready punter. He has good size and outstanding repeatability. Chrisman's quick hands and clean drop allows him easily swing up and through the ball."
Chrisman was offered by many other programs, including Florida State, BYU, UCLA, UK, and IU. Recruited by Kerry Coombs, Chrisman was projected to play for the scarlet and gray.
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