In a somewhat surprising move, Georgia long snapper Bryce Haynes chose to accept a football scholarship from Ohio State over his finalists of Notre Dame, UNC, and Harvard on Friday evening.
It's very rare for a long snapper to receive an athletic scholarship at Ohio State, but with Jake McQuaide leaving via graduation, Jim Tressel felt extending the offer to Haynes was necessary for the success of the special units the next four years. Haynes becomes the 22nd member of the class of 2011 to give his verbal pledge to the Buckeyes, leaving room for one or two more prospects to join in on the fun as things currently stand.
We said things would be interesting the rest of the way until National Signing Day and this announcement certainly supported that statement. Stay tuned for the latest news on recruiting, as Ohio State winds down on finishing this class over the next five days.