To win college football games you usually need a long list of playmakers on your roster. Ohio State has been blessed with talented offensive weapons for years. That doesn’t look to be ending anytime soon.
Currently holding a verbal commitment from Brian Snead and Jaelen Gill, another class of 2018 running back announced over the weekend that he’s considering Urban Meyer’s Ohio State program as his next stop before the National Football League.
Taking to his Twitter page to release his leader list of programs that have and haven’t offered just yet, four-star standout Master Teague (Murfreesboro, TN / Blackman) is keeping a close eye on 12 schools.
Locking in over 20 offers from programs across the country, the 5-foot-10 210-pounder from The Volunteer State has Auburn, Duke, Georgia, Louisville, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Ohio State on top for his talents at the moment.
Top 12— Master W. Teague III (@33_blackman) March 19, 2017
While the Ohio State coaching staff has yet to offer Teague a scholarship, he holds both the coaching staff and the Buckeyes rich tradition in high regards.
“They produce good backs at Ohio State. They have good tradition. I really enjoyed my visit there back in the fall. I have enjoyed getting to know Coach Alford and I look forward to finding out more about the culture it seems they create for their players there. Coach Alford seems to care for his guys (RBs) and he talks about them a lot. Coach Meyer is known as great leader and it would be great to play for someone like him.” Teague stated to Land-Grant Holy Land as a few of the reasons why the Buckeyes made the cut over other Universities.
Just like a lot of recruits on their big board, Teague, the 18th running back and 324th overall prospect in the class of 2018, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, will be back in Columbus in the coming weeks to get even more familiar with the Buckeyes.
“They invited me to spring practice and to sit in on the running back meetings. I will be there for two days to do that. I will be there from March 31 through April 1,” he said.
“I am excited to see more of the campus and athletic facilities. I look forward to speaking with academics and seeing where I would live on campus. I look forward to seeing how they share their player development culture with their players. It would be great to add an offer to the relationship that has been built.”
Even though he missed time due to a concussion, the powerful but shifty Teague rushed for well over 2,000 yards and 24 touchdowns last season as a junior to help lead the Blackman Blaze to an overall record of 9-4 and a deep run in the Tennessee state playoffs.