College football coaches often say that securing a commitment from a high school prospect is hard, but keeping that commitment through national signing day is the real challenge.
Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes are experiencing that firsthand with 4-star running back Ezekiel Elliott and 4-star receiver Taivon Jacobs.
Both prospects committed to Ohio State early—Elliott in April and Jacobs in July—but the 4-star prospects have been wavering on their commitments to Meyer and the Buckeyes recently.
On Wednesday, both will decide between Ohio State and their home-state schools. Elliott is considering Missouri, where both of his parents attended as student-athletes, and Jacobs is considering Maryland, where his older brother Levern plays as a wide receiver.
It was rumored that Ohio State’s recent recruitment of then-Oregon commit and 4-star all-purpose back Dontre Wilson ruffled Elliott’s feathers. Following his recent visit to Missouri, though, many recruiting experts…
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