Burrows Gives Bucks a Strong Start for 2013

By Alex on January 19, 2012 at 4:17p
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Burrows joins Buckeye NationBurrows becomes Ohio State's first recruit for 2013

We mentioned this as a strong possibility yesterday, but Cam Burrows confirmed it today, as he committed to Ohio State moments ago at his school, becoming the first player to commit to the Buckeyes in the recruiting class of 2013.

The 6-2/195 defensive back from Trotwood-Madison selected the home-state school over a list of finalists including Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Tennessee, Stanford, and Wisconsin. The caliber of offers speak for themselves, but in case you were wondering, Burrows is ranked very highly across the board by all recruiting services. Already a US Army All-American for next year, Scout ranks him as a 4-star corner back, Rivals has him as a 5-star corner back, 247 give him 4 stars and ranks him 30th overall and 2nd at corner back, and ESPN/Scout's Inc. has Burrows listed as a Top 150 recruit.

This is a huge pick up for the Buckeyes, as it gives Urban Meyer his first pledge for the 2013 class, as well as opens up the pipeline to a talent rich Trotwood-Madison program. There has been a little bit of tension between the school and Ohio State in past years due to Jim Tressel's staff not showing much interest in their players, but Meyer has made it his mission to make the school a priority again under his reign. The Rams have a lot of talent on their roster, including 2012 DB Bam Bradley and 2013 players, LB Michael McCray, DB Reon Dawson, and a few other Division I caliber athletes.

Jalin Marshall is the next 2013 prospect set to commit (1/31), but don't be surprised if Burrows' announcement starts a stream of verbal pledges to Ohio State for the class. Right now there is only expected to be around 15 players in that class, so spots are limited and the need for talent is high. It should be interesting to see how things finish out, but one thing for certain is that the Buckeyes started off right with a great player in Cameron Burrows.

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Nick's picture

WOW out 2 seconds after the announcement! 

Alex's picture

let's just say we had a feeling :)

GeneStarwind's picture

I bet he had it all typed out lmao Alex was 100% sure he was all Buckeye.

GeneStarwind's picture

haha close enough 

TIMBUCK's picture

Alex knew it was coming, had been saying it for a while.

Bj Mullens over Sully's picture

Huge start to 2013 class, hope Jalin Marshall is next to go.  Saw Jared Shanker tweet a picture of the hats on table and commenting that it looked like stanford was already cut.  I had followed Cam's twitter last couple days, and the story was he couldn't find a hat in any of the stores he went to, to buy.

Favorite Buckeye: Obviously BJ Mullens

Alex's picture

Have a good feeling Marshall will be a Buckeye as well

aznchipmunk's picture

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I'm excited for Urban's 2013 class as he will have a full season to recruit.

Go Bucks! Roll-Tide!

rampageripster's picture

I want two 5* CBs before Feburary... COME ON DOWN WOODWARD!

Cause I couldn't go for three

Morgan's picture

we should have scholorship restrictions more often. because this is awesome.

Nappy's picture

T-Wood always up to no good!  For those not familiar with the Dayton area, the mall in Trotwood used to have a police station in it.  Maybe that's why Tress stayed out of there. 

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madhatterhater's picture

This kid is a bookworm and a great kid.

go bucks

Nappy's picture

I have no doubt about that.  I'm pumped to have him and I'd take 84 more like him.  I was just being a smartass about Trotwood.  I grew up near there and saw the changes in the place over 20 years. 

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madhatterhater's picture

Cleveland isn't really the best place either, but it was recruited quite heavily.

go bucks

BTwrestle04's picture

Cam has a 3.5 GPA good for 7th in his class.

Alex's picture

3.5 is awesome....that is 7th in the class though?????

BTwrestle04's picture

I'm just going by what his principal said before he made his decision.

Maestro's picture

3.5 is impressive to be sure, that being 7th in his class concerns me a bit.

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Depends on the size of the class!  My graduating class was 550 so a 3.5 wouldn't even be remotely close to the top.  However, if you only have 150 or so, then it wouldn't be all that out of the norm.  Then again, perhaps this is a really dumb class!!!

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William's picture

I had a 3.9 in my class and I was only Top 10 in a class of 260. It really just depends on who is in you're class, not the size of it.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Disagree a bit - if you have a larger class, there is a higher probability that more (or less) will have a better grade point average than you, hence lowering your rank. 

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

William's picture

Yeah that would of course make sense since you would have a larger pool to draw from, but really it comes down to what school you go to and who is in your graduating class.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Exactly!!!   I always loved the kids that blamed the curve on getting a D- instead of a D!!! 

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William's picture

Haha wow. I never had anyone in my HS classes doing that. My high school was pretty competitive academically. Our valedictorian went to ECU on a full scholly, and everyone in the rest of our Top 15 went to Duke, UNC, or NC State, I was the lone exception in going to OSU.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Proves you were the smartest one of the bunch!!!

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buckeyechad's picture

wow I had a 3.4 and was barely in the top half of my class

Bucksnut13's picture

I have a 3.8 and im not top 100 in my class of 350

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William's picture

3.8 weighted or unweighted? Because unweighted that is insane.

Bucksnut13's picture

Im not completely sure what you mean, bu i think its unweighted

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog

William's picture

Well at least at my High School you received extra credit for taking Honors or AP courses. For instance I had a 3.9 unweighted, but with credit received for Honors and AP courses I had around a 4.7-4.8 I think.

Bucksnut13's picture

Ok yeah that kinda what i thought you meant. yes unweighted I have a 3.8. Ive only taking 1 AP course, so its probably like a 4.2 weighted. Ive taken a bunch of honors courses but they do not take the effect that AP courses do in my school. Yeah so 3.8 and not top 100, i think im like 122 or something out of 350.

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog

William's picture

That's insane. Yeah I took around 10 AP classes in high school. Took 6 my Senior year, bad idea haha...

Bucksnut13's picture

Im not taking any my senior year. Ive worked to hard to not have a fun last year.

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog

William's picture

Good idea. The workload was insane my senior year, and I had friends taking BS classes like ceramics.

Bucksnut13's picture

I mean i wont take all classes like that, but just normal curriculum classes. Not advanced or anything.

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog

unknownmusketeer's picture

I took 5 AP AND Ceramics Senior Year.  I only wished that I could have taken Chinese.

Bucksnut13's picture

My school is unbelievably competitive academically. One girl got a 36 on the a.c.t.

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog

William's picture

Wow that's crazy. I ony got a 30, and that was the only time I took it. My one friend who is at Duke now, got a 2375 on the SAT.

Bucksnut13's picture

A 30 is really good. I would be extremely happy with a 30. Especially for the school that I wanna go to!

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog

William's picture

I was alright with the 30. Where are you looking at going?

Bucksnut13's picture

THE Ohio State University. 3.8 and 28 on my act. Think ill get in?

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog

William's picture

Yes. The average for my class was a 28 on the ACT. I was really impressed with that stat until I moved in and started to wonder how in the Hell my suitemates got into OSU. You'll be fine.

Bucksnut13's picture

Good to hear. I cant imagine myself going anywhere but Ohio state

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog

buckeyechad's picture

i had a 3.4 and a 29 and got branched :( could've gotten scholarship money if I went to OU but I decided to serve my 1 year in newark. *shudder*

smith5568's picture

Alex,

Speaking of the 2013 class. Do you know how interested Urban and his staff are with any of the players from Louisville Trinity in the 2013 class? I played there in the early to mid 2000's and was super excited when Jordan Whiting became a Buckeye. Even though he has produced very little, I know he absolutely loves Ohio State (Even when he was a freshman in high school he would talk about Ohio State being the only place he wanted to play).

Anyway, is the staff reluctant to look at some of the players from Trinity because of Jordan's performance? They have at least 3 players I would think Ohio State should be very interested in, WR James Quick, DE/DT Jason Hatcher, and DB Ryan White. Louisville is a quick trip down 71 and I would love to see these players in scarlet and gray. 

Alex's picture

I heard they have a couple good ones for 2013. This class will be small, so not sure if there would be any in this haul. I don't think Whiting's disappointing career has much to do with that though.....

smith5568's picture

Thanks, I hope it doesn't. TSUN is interested in them and I would hate to have to support anyone on M*ch*gan's roster. And are you hinting that Jordan should free up some space for these guys?   

Alex's picture

No heard that could happen but not hinting.....I just don't think you judge players based on how someone else from their high school performed

Should we have not offered Kyle Kalis because Nate Oliver has not lived up to the hype?

on the flip side should we offer a bad Glenville player because Troy Smith/Ted Ginn/Donte Whitner were awesome?

Just won't work like that

btalbert25's picture

Is that Trinity team losing much from this year to next?  I know they were pretty much widely considered to be the number 1 team in America this year.  That's pretty impressive being that Kentucky High School Football isn't exactly elite.

smith5568's picture

Everyone retruns except the offensive line. The three I mentioned above are all top prospects who will go to elite programs. Plus there are 3-5 additional players who are MAC quality. 

And thank you, we are very proud of the team. We only played 3 regular season games against in state teams in order to boost our SOS. We essentially won the KY, OH, and IN state championships.  

Jdadams01's picture

Yeah, Trinity is loaded most years. I graduated from Ryle High in NKY and playing you guys is no picnic.

btalbert25's picture

My sister graduated from Ryle.  

btalbert25's picture

I was impressed when the beat St. X and Moeller from Cincinnati.  It used to be the best schools from KY, no matter where they were from got blasted by Cincinnati schools.  I remember when I was in high school Louisville St. X came up here and played Cincinnati St. X.  I knew a guy from Louisville X and he said man that team was so fast, the just destroyed us.  That year Louisville X won AAAA in KY and St. X was the 2nd or 3rd best team in Cincy.  I was pretty surprised to see the outcome of those 2 games this season. 

Jdadams01's picture

In a normal year, those Cincy teams will blast any team in KY. This year and next, though, Louisville Trinity is on a nationally high level. Just loaded with athletes. When the class of 2013 is gone, though, I think they'll drop back to being dominated by those top 3-4 Cincy teams.

Bucks43201's picture

anybody know when Eli Woodward is set to announce --- I think it may be August (?)

If/when he does --- OSU will have the best CB combo. in the country for a few years.

Just commit early, Eli --- get it out of the way....come on home!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Alex's picture

Eli will announce before his senior season...wouldn't be surprised if it was sooner rather than later...actually catching up with him tonight to find out

 

think he is a Buckeye though

Maestro's picture

stalker.......wink

vacuuming sucks

Bucks43201's picture

Thank you, Alex! --- may want to remind him that he will help form the best CB tandem in the country .... and OSU has about 11 DBs in the NFL --- more than any other school....OSU is Def. Back U. --- (I'm sure he already knows this, tho)

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Mush's picture

Anyone - Why do we have only 15 schollies for 2013? I count 25 Juniors on Rivals 2011 roster?

Alex's picture

only 15:

CB C.J. Barnett 
FB Zach Boren
K Ben Buchanan 
S Zach Domicone 
TE Reid Fragel
DT Garrett Goebel 
RB Jordan Hall
FB Adam Homan
CB Travis Howard 
ATH Orhian Johnson 
LB Storm Klein
LB Etienne Sabino 
DT John Simon
TE Jake Stoneburner 
DE Nathan Williams 

Muss_15's picture

Which Barnett isn't even a done deal right because he'll be a redshirt junior?

Alex's picture

correct I think he has 2 years...just went by Bucknuts listing

Mush's picture

15 minus the 3 NCAA sanctions = 12 ??

rampageripster's picture

no, we can take 15, as long as we stay under 82 overall... since we are getting down to that with this last class, we will basically recruit the same, but then get to recruit 3 more in 2015.

Cause I couldn't go for three

Craft to the Rafters's picture

is Stoneburner staying for his senior year or will he declare for the draft?

Northbrook's picture

He has said he is staying.

AGL's picture

wtf/omg , nice trend , I like this stuff !!

johnblairgobucks's picture

I can't wait.  I'm really stoked to watch this year's Spring Game.  Anyone think attendence will break the 80,000 mark? (assuming reasonable Ohio Spring weather)

rdubs's picture

Any idea if Burrows is going to enroll early?  

thatlillefty's picture

This is unreal... what a way to start the '13 class.

But does this increase the likelihood we don't sign another CB in the current
class?

Jdadams01's picture

No, we don't have any true CBs committed yet for this class and we've lost a couple.

Craft to the Rafters's picture

dominic clarke was looking good, too

rjsmitty's picture

Too bad he was looking good and stupid off the field. A waste!

Buckeyejason's picture

Murray is projected as a corner I believe.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

Welcome to The Nation kid! Hope Doran Grant takes this lack of CB depth and excels.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Welcome to the Buckeye Nation Cam!!! You're REALLY going to enjoy your next 4 years!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

DMcDougal24's picture

ESPN has an interview with Burrows on the site.. Article is insider, but I'm not sure about the video. http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/ncfrecruiting/on-the-trail/post?id=6097

"It was a really close race, but I know I made the right decision."

madhatterhater's picture

Burrows committed and my wife gave birth to a healthy girl. What a good day for me.

go bucks

bassplayer7770's picture

Congrats!  Is it your first?

madhatterhater's picture

Nope it is my second, but it's still pretty awesome!

go bucks

bassplayer7770's picture

Great!  We had our third back in September.  I think we might be done...  ;-p

madhatterhater's picture

I think we are also done with this one too. I am getting to old not to sleep.

go bucks

RBuck's picture

"I have a picture of Woody Hayes on my bedroom wall". - Cam Burrows

Was he really going anywhere else? Love it.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

rjsmitty's picture

If your passionate about Thee Ohio State University, and being a Buckeye/Silverbullet, then your in the right place Cam. Dont ever second guess it.

Squirrel Master's picture

Hey, I know ESecPN doesn't matter much when it comes to true recruit rankings but I see Devante Neal has been moved up to #8 and is now a top 5 star player. Where is his recruiting at now?

Eddie Goldman who I knew didn't belong in the top 3, at least not above Noah, fell to #10.

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