On the heels of an incredible national signing day, Ohio State had an equally good junior day on Sunday when offensive tackle Kyle Trout gave his commitment to the Buckeyes just ahead of defensive end Lawrence Marshall and speedy running back Parris Campbell Jr. But it wasn’t all about commitments as big targets from 2014 — Jamarco Jones — and 2015 — Damien Harris — spoke well of their visits, too. Friday saw a list of juniors ready to visit Ohio State this weekend, though a late change of plans kept Myles Autry and Nick Chubb from visiting Columbus, Ohio.
Nnational signing day went incredibly well for Ohio State. Sunday wasn’t the same, but it was in the same neighborhood. While the Buckeyes put offensive tackle Kyle Trout, defensive end Lawrence Marshall and running back Parris Campbell Jr. on the commitment list for 2014, they also hosted a handful of other underclassmen. Big ESPN Watch List target Jamarco Jones might have been the biggest name to make a visit, and his trip wasn’t a disaster at all.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer comes into the 2014 recruiting season knowing he wants to shore up an offensive line he missed out on in 2013. Check. As always, he wants more defensive linemen. Check. He also wants a speed running back to add to his spread offense. Check, check and check. In a whirlwind hour on Sunday for the Buckeyes, Meyer grabbed commitments from players who fit all three categories when Watch List offensive tackle Kyle Trout (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster), defensive end Lawrence Marshall (Southfield, Mich.
Kyle Trout, a four-star offensive tackle from Lancaster High School in Ohio, is the latest commitment to Urban Meyer’s 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes recruiting class. Kyle Trout, ’14 4-star OH OL,…
Urban Meyer picked up his second junior in the trenches and raided Michigan again. This time the Buckeyes nabbed defensive end Lawrence Marshall (Southfield, Mich./Southfield) to go along with the commitment of offensive tackle Kyle Trout (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster) on Sunday. Marshall, who confirmed his pledge in a text message, becomes the fourth commitment for the Buckeyes in the class of 2014 and the 6-foot-4, 205-pound junior is a big get as Ohio State went to “that state up north” to get him.
Two weeks ago, he picked up an offer from Ohio State. Now, he is the Buckeyes’ third commitment in the class of 2014. Kyle Trout (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster) has long thought about being a Buckeye. Some of that has to do with living 45 minutes from campus. Trout came to the Friday Night Lights camp in July and affirmed his love for Ohio State. When he picked up an offer on Jan. 26, that admiration grew, so much so that the 6-foot-5, 254-pound offensive tackle waited only 15 days before turning down Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Toledo and West Virginia to become a Buckeye.