Well that didn’t take long.
As expected Ohio State locked up their 13th verbal commitment of the 2018 cycle on Sunday afternoon. Picking the Buckeyes over the likes of Auburn, Georgia and Tennessee, three-star rated running back Master Teague knew Columbus, Ohio was the right spot for him as soon as he earned his scholarship during Friday’s summer camp.
“There were several things that caused me to like OSU., the Murfreesboro, Tenn. native stated to Land-Grant Holy Land.
“I really liked their culture. I liked what they do with Real Life Wednesdays. I like the internships I saw their guys go on. I like the Athletes in Action opportunities. I like that Coach Meyer is not only feel responsible for helping his guys get an education but also getting a job. I like that we will be able to win a national championship. I am a very motivated person but the coaches at OSU added more motivation in me that was unique,” The 5-foot-10, 210-pound standout added on his decision to commit to OSU.
Committing to OSU before he left campus, Urban Meyer and crew shared his excitement to join the Buckeyes.
“During the camp we were invited into Coach Meyer's office and he said before we could sit down that he wasn't going to beat around the bush and said that I had an offer. My parents and I told him and Coach Wilson that we had look at all the schools closely and that we were ready to choose OSU. Coach Meyer said he was excited to take my commitment and gave me a hug.”
With Teague now in the class, he’s ready to get to work. Not just looking to help the Buckeyes on the field, he’s ready to help them off the field. Even though he doesn’t have any prospects pinpointed, he plans to try to convince others to call the 614 their future home.
“I will help with recruiting anyway that I can,” said Teague, who rushed for over 2,000 yards and 24 touchdowns last season as a junior at Blackman High School.
Buckeyes dish out offers
Teague wasn’t the only prospect to pick up an offer from the Buckeyes. While Master might’ve been the only the only one to jump on his chance to suit up in the Scarlet and Gray, a number of other highly sought after recruits reportedly earned an opportunity to play at Ohio State during summer camps this weekend.
Below are just some of the talented prospects to catch Ohio State coaches eyes during the last few days:
3-star WR Cameron Brown
Town: Saint Louis,MO/Christian Brothers College
Offers: OSU Nebraska, Alabama, Georgia, Wisconsin, etc
Notes: Committed to Nebraska until he received his offer from the Buckeyes, Brown decommitted from the Cornhuskers just one day later. A teammate of key OSU target Kamryn Babb, could the show-me-state standouts head to Columbus together? I guess we’ll find out?
3-star CB John Dixon
Offers: OSU, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Maryland, Oregon, etc
Notes: The Buckeyes might have a Johnnie Dixon on the roster, but not their looking to add another Sunshine native Dixon to the roster. No relation to the wide out, John isn’t the biggest defensive back, but has shown big play ability, accounting for over 40 total tackles and two interceptions last season as sophomore for the Wildcats.
4-star ATH Bryan Addison
Town: Gardena,CA/Junipero Serra
Offers: OSU, Michigan, Arizona State, Oregon, USC, UCLA, etc
Notes: Probably pegged to play defensive back on the next level, Addison has shut down big time west coast players on the high school level. Just growing into his body, he showed he isn’t shy to come up and lay the wood too. Last season at Serra, he racked up 52 total tackles and three interceptions.
- Newly hired Ohio State basketball head coach Chris Holtmann offered 2018 point guard Elijah Weaver over the weekend. A four-star prospect, Weaver was recruited by Holtmann and the Butler staff before he agreed to coach the Buckeyes. Although he is familiar to the new staff, OSU is up against some stiff competition to land the Florida native. The University of Florida, Georgia Tech, Maryland and Missouri are just a few of the schools the Buckeyes find themselves up against for Weaver at the moment.
- Four-star class of 2018 wide receiver Rondale Moore named his top six on Friday with the Buckeyes making the cut. Finishing out his leader list, the Louisville Trinity product is also considering not just the Buckeyes, but Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Purdue, Penn State, and Texas.