Urban Meyer reeled in the eighth member of the 2013 class with today's commitment from Riverside (CA) John W North High School tight end Marcus Baugh.
Baugh, at 6-4/210, fits the mold of a prototypical Meyer tight end, and will be able to exploit his size and speed to create mismatches against coverage as he's shuffled around the line of scrimmage and flexed into the backfield.
A consensus four-star recruit across Rivals (#5 TE), Scout (#7 TE) and 247 (#3 TE), Baugh held offers from Florida, Miami, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon State, Tennessee, UCLA and Washington among other schools as one of the top 10 tight end recruits in the nation.
This commitment was a bit of a surprise, as Baugh has not been on campus yet, but nonethless is a terrific pick up for Urban Meyer. It will be interesting to see how things play out as both Mike Heuerman and Josh McNeil are two outstanding tight ends still on the board with high interest in Ohio State. The Buckeyes were expected to take two tight ends in this class and it will be interesting to see how the staff handles the situation if both Heuerman and McNeil wanted to commit to OSU.