Kyle Trout Makes Three for 2014

By Alex on February 10, 2013 at 1:15p

The 2014 class of prospects in the state of Ohio is one of the thinnest in terms of talent that we've seen in a long time. There is a small group of players sitting at the top of the list that are definitely top-level BCS talent, but in terms of depth it is just not there when it comes to the rising seniors.

One of the players who falls into the "cream of the crop" category is Lancaster OL Kyle Trout, who received an offer from the Buckeyes a few weeks ago following an official visit prompted by a call from the OSU staff. On that visit Trout was told he was at the top of Ohio State's big board for tackles and that he would be the last Ohio lineman they would offer for a while.

Trout, who has always rooted for the Buckeyes, took a few weeks to think about the proposal from Urban Meyer and finally moved on the offer, committing to the coaches during his visit to campus this weekend. He gives the Bucks three commitments in the class of 2014, joining Cleveland Glenville OL/DL Marcelys Jones and Detroit (MI) Cass Tech DB Damon Webb.

The pickup of Trout, 6-6/285, is a big one, as Ohio State is in dire need of offensive linemen after signing just two in their 2013 class and having four of five expected starters on the unit leaving after this upcoming season. He is rated as the #12 tackle in the nation by the 247 Composite and the best part is that many feel he has a high ceiling with much room to get better than he already is.

We'll be catching up with Trout shortly to get his thoughts on joining Buckeye Nation, so stay tuned to 11W for the latest from the newest member of OSU's 2014 class.


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Nappy's picture

Nice!  Huge pick up.  Welcome, Kyle!

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Chise47's picture

Unreal!!  Does UFM ever sleep?

bodast67's picture

Yes Yes Yall !!!!!




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BammBammRiley's picture

N Urb don't stop...

Now let the B1G n'drOp!!!

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LouGroza's picture

Yessir!! Congrats Kyle and welcome!

popeurban's picture

Great news Alex.  Keep the lineman coming Urban!

Kevbo714's picture

Great news!  Welcome to the fold, Mr. Trout!  I am thankful to be a Buckeye fan...

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Grant Edgell's picture

I love the Ohio kids locking themselves in early. Any amount they can pitch it on the recruiting effort, or at least shape the start of an attractive class early, only serves to benefit the staff. I love it.

Red Shirt Ensign's picture

True dat
lock down the cream of Ohio early then close the nationals on signing day!

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Baroclinicity's picture

Welcome home, Kyle!  Gray Box surprise!

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BuckNutInAnnArbor's picture

UFM is a machine, how does he do it?

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puff daddy's picture

Welcome to the machine!



You know this is kid is good if he's coming on board. Only the best are going to get in, even more so with the sanctions and limited space. The 2014 class will be 15-20 players maybe? Great pickup. Now let's get some of those defensive studs locked up (Garrett, McMillan).

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Timmeh's picture

Welcome Kyle!!!

Torpedo Vegas's picture

I'm sure Trout won't flounder. I'll show myself out now.

cajunbuckeye's picture

Kyle has to be considered a "big fish" in the class of '14. Could you hold the door, Torpedo.

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Now that we have him on the "hook", maybe he can "bait" some other guys. Hold on guys, right behind you.

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jedkat's picture

Time to 'reel' in some more.
figure you guys can use one more!

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

Really glad to have Trout in our SCHOOL!

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Ok, I'll leave as well...

buckeyedude's picture

I believe Trout will be a big fish in a big pond.



DetroitBuckeye's picture

Absolutely huge pickup, a great player and he fills a need.  I am loving the 2014 class up to this point. 

QBYBuckeye's picture

The focus of 2014 is the O-Line.  Beginning to address a future need!  Two down - three to go.

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bedheadjc's picture

"Doin' the Bull Dance...Feelin' it, Feelin' it..."

dubjayfootball90's picture

I was hoping we would get an OL real soon in another thread, real happy to see this pickup.... AWESOME. Welcome Kyle!!! Buckeye Nation BABY!!!!

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rkylet83's picture

Love it.  This staff is a machine.  

BoFuquel's picture

Welcome Kyle, Good luck as a member of Buckeye Nation.This class is filling up fast don't wait too long young men. GO BUCKS!

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BROSEPH's picture

Now get Jamarco Jones in soon and the future of the OL doesn't look worrisome at all.

ATXbucknut's picture

Hey that's great!


ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Less than a week after NSD for 2013 + Offensive Lineman

Class of 2010.

theobi's picture

2 OL already. Urb knows what he wants

Justanut's picture

Very excited to see this gray box! Welcome, Kyle!

Veraton's picture

Wow, couldn't have asked for better news to wake up to on a Sunday.  Trout has huge potential and he loves tOSU can't wait to see this kid grow.

osubuck57's picture

Well that was certainly much faster than antisipated!! Much needed and we're off and running.At this pace we may have majority of our class locked up by Spring!!lol Welcome aboard Kyle.


themostbrian's picture

Huge pickup. Now for Jamarco Jones.

d1145fresh's picture

What a nice catch. Something Urban can really mount on the wall as a trophy for this class. Glad to see the staff could reel in the in state talent. 

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Buckeye1996's picture

Bah. Oh my. We are rolling.

1stYrBuckIClub's picture

Get after 'em staff! Love the multiple gray box days! Just get Jamarco in and wouldn't Kitt just ice this cake?

ATT2121's picture

Been a great day recruiting wise. Now if the Bball Bucks can wipe that smirk off of Crean's face it will be AWESOME!!


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kevinfrenchfry's picture

thank god, an offensive lineman

OSUAndy07's picture

I like it. I like it a lot.

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Congrats to this young man. Hes going to represent ohio and everything that we all stand for.

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Hovenaut's picture

Welcome aboard Kyle Trout....see great things ahead.

TMac's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation, Kyle!

ONE Not Done!

gobucks96's picture

Wow! what a week for this staff!

sb97's picture

This one makes me happy :)

Knarcisi's picture

Yes sir. Need 3 more stud OL. Got to admit. Urbz brings a wow factor for these kids.