After being on their recruiting radar for quite awhile, class of 2019 cornerback Adonis Otey finally locked in a full ride scholarship from the Ohio State coaching staff on Tuesday.
“Coach [Tony] Alford just told me to give him a call and I did. He offered me and he just told me to build a relationship with him moving forward.” The four-star prospect stated to Land-Grant Holy Land nearly 24 hours after receiving his opportunity to suit up in the Scarlet and Gray.
“It feels great to be offered by them. The great tradition of sending defensive backs to the NFL is what comes to mind when I think of OSU,” said Otey about the chance to play for The Ohio State Buckeyes.
While Otey, who plans to visit Columbus this spring, just picked up his scholarship from Urban Meyer, Tony Alford, and company, he isn’t the first prospect from Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to earn an offer from the Buckeyes.
With former Blaze running back Master Teague now on campus as a true freshman with the Buckeyes, and class of 2019 wide receiver Trey Knox on their radar, Ohio State is definitely trying to build a pipeline to the Tennessee power.
Even though playing with familiar faces would be nice, the 6-foot, 175-pounder has a lot to think over in the coming months. With offers on the table from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisville, Michigan, Tennessee, and Virginia to name a few off his quickly growing list of potential landing spots, Otey isn’t ready to name any leaders.
“I’m not sure. I’m still looking, but it would be like old times suiting up with Master (Teague).” He said.
As a junior for Blackman, Adonis, the 28th cornerback and 309th overall prospect in the class of 2019, per the latest 247Sports Composite Rankings, ended last season with 22 total tackles to help pace the Blaze to an overall record of 9-3.
It shouldn’t take you long to see what caught the Buckeyes eye with these highlights of Otey in action, via Hudl:
- In an interview with Adam Friedman of Rivals, massive class of 2019 offensive tackle Xavier Truss of Bishop Hendricken (RI) said Ohio State is one of the programs sticking out in his recruitment. Yet to visit the OSU campus, Truss hopes to make it down to Columbus over the spring.
- Four-star 2019 National Christian Academy (MD) offensive tackle William Harrod Tells Brian Dohn of 247Sports that his recent scholarship from the Ohio State University is “huge”.
- Ohio State has reportedly shown interest in four-star 2020 point guard Jalen Cone. Watching his recruitment take off over the last few months, the 5-foot-11 North Carolina native holds an early offer from Virginia Tech, Hampton University, North Carolina Greensboro, and others.