Demetrius Knox is Number 15

By Jeremy Birmingham on July 28, 2013 at 7:00p
GRAAAAAAAAAAY BOX
197 Comments

Moments ago Urban Meyer received a phone call from Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal High School standout Demetrius Knox, and the highly-coveted offensive lineman informed Ohio State's head coach that he wanted to come home.

And with that phone call, Knox ended his recruitment and committed to Ohio State's 2014 recruiting class.

Of course, if you're familiar with how Knox does things you already know there were definitely some shenanigans involved. Nothing is just cut and dry with "Meechy," as he likes to have his fun. So Knox dialed up Meyer, got the Buckeye leader on the phone and started giving him the news. 

"I told (Meyer) 'I know I said I was going to wait a little longer to decide what school I'm going to but I feel like it's best if I go ahead and pull the trigger'," Knox told Eleven Warriors. "I said, 'I am really am thankful that y'all recruited me and everything. I really just wanted to call you up and tell you I appreciate everything coach."

"I think he was worried I was committing somewhere else, because he started talking about how he thought Ohio State was in good shape with me, etc. I was like 'Wait, what do you mean coach? I am committing to the Buckeyes.'"

Knox originally committed to his adopted home-state Texas Longhorns last Nov 26, two days after his original home-state Ohio State Buckeyes beat Michigan 26-21. Knox rescinded his commitment to the Longhorns and their head coach Mack Brown in April, citing differences between the staff and himself, and re-opened his commitment.

Today, Knox becomes the Buckeyes fourth OL pledge the 15th commitment overall for 2014.

"I just didn't feel like it was the right place for me anymore," Knox said of his decision to re-open his commitment. "I also think I just blindly jumped into that and that's my fault, but I will always have love for the Texas program. All the Texas commits and players are all still my boys, we're all still friends."

After a visit to Ohio State in March, speculation was rampant that Knox would ultimately end up at Ohio State, but as the months have passed, Knox's recruitment began to get murkier. While he continued to strongly consider the Buckeyes, Knox couldn't help but consider the overtures of other schools. 

UCLA and the Miami (FL) each offered Knox a chance to play high-level football in beautiful beach-side locales, but after months of considering the pros and cons of each possibility — UCLA primarily — Knox got clarity from a friend.

"One of the biggest lures of UCLA was the environment in Los Angeles is just so cool and there was so much to do," Knox said of the draw of a commitment to UCLA. "But I was talking to a friend of mine and he was like, 'Meech, you're too laid back for that,' and he was right."

"All I need is five friends max at my house playing a game and just chilling is a good night for me. I can always vacation in L.A."

The Demetrius Knox File

  • Size: 6-3½/290
  • Pos: G
  • School: All Saints Episcopal (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★★
  • Composite Rank: 6 (G)
  • 11W Username: Meechy77

That doesn't mean the decision was an easy one for Knox; in fact it was anything but. While there is an assumption that Knox was "all Buckeye," he hopes people can appreciate the challenge in the decision he has made. It was the nonstop, 24-hour stress of the recruiting process that made him realize it was time to end his recruitment. 

"I just got tired of the recruiting process. I had to go with my gut and commit to Ohio State," Knox said. "This was 100-percent the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I really love the UCLA coaching staff and the environment there is so special, so it was extremely hard for me to tell their coaches that I wouldn't be going to school there."

"Through the recruiting process you build these bonds with coaches and then when it's time to tell them that your not going to their school, it's a killer, especially (UCLA offensive line coach) Adrian Klemm, he is just an amazing person and coach," Knox said.  "In general, the recruiting process was taking a toll on me. It was so stressful. It's all my mom and I would talk about around the house. I stayed up late every night thinking about it. I actually made up my mind to commit at like 3:30 a.m. this morning.

I've wanted to play for Ohio State since second grade...I have tons of family in Ohio that will be really excited to hear the news.

"I'm so thankful to have people like my mom and my head coach at All Saints, Aaron Beck, in my life," Knox said. "They have helped keep me grounded and have helped me so much in life, and not just academically and athletically. They give me perspective in life and without them, there's a slim chance that I would be where I am now. My mom is amazing and Coach Beck has been has been a great teacher and a father figure for me."

But ultimately, the school he will play for has been recruiting him for a decade. It just hasn't been a formal recruitment.

"I've wanted to play for Ohio State since second grade," Knox said. "It's just once I got the offer I realized its more than just football that you have to weigh as an option, that's why it took me so long," he added about his choice. "But like I've said, regardless I was still going to be a Buckeye and I meant it! I have tons of family in Ohio that will be really excited to hear the news."

"My mom is actually going to move back to Ohio when I graduate so I'll have her in my corner. It's just a blessing. I'm comfortable at Ohio State; with the commits, being back home in Ohio, they have four starting lineman leaving after this year, Urban Meyer will not be going anywhere for a long time and he will challenge me to improve myself more than any other coach in the country."

"They are a legitimate national champion contender every single year and I will get to be a part of 'The Chase' to win a title for my home state," Knox said. "Playing at Ohio State is a lifelong dream. If all those things aren't a reason to make the call - then it's a pretty good sign that maybe I should go somewhere else, right? I have nothing but love for all these schools that were recruiting me and I'm sure they all have bright futures. They just don't have futures as bright as the Ohio State Buckeyes."

Fort Knox Is All SmilesOhio State's latest four-star commitment: All smiles.

As with most recruits that commit to Ohio State, Knox pinpoints his relationship with — and the ability to play for — Urban Meyer as a key part of his decision. 

"He's just a real cool guy, and he's a very wise about football," Knox said of his future head coach. " I like his style and I'm happy to know he's going to be my coach for four years. Other coaches may come and go, but I know that Urban Meyer is going to be at Ohio State for a long time."

After his previous commitment to the Longhorns ended rather quickly, Knox is ready to shut down his recruiting. He has official visits scheduled to Ohio State, UCLA, Florida, and Florida State, but he says that there's only one he will be taking. 

"The only official visit I will take is to Ohio State on October 26th, for the Penn State game," he said of what happens next for him. "I think Urban Meyer would prefer I don't take any more visits (laughs), and I respect that. I want to focus now on winning a state championship for my senior year and get back to just being a kid. I won't get a chance to do that ever again. I'm just so happy to say I am committed to Ohio State. It's great to be a Buckeye."

Now that's he a Buckeye commitment, Knox has a message for those players still undecided about whether Ohio State is the place for them. 

"Everyone be on notice, Buckeye Nation and I are coming after everyone, all the best recruits left out there," Knox said. "I'm going to step up and be another leader in this class."

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BuckeyeNationProblems's picture

"Who is Meechy?" Said no buckeye ever!
 
Welcome buddy!!! O H

Matt

GV9's picture

Meech!  Fantastic News!  Really giving us a lift when we were down too.  
You ARE going to be a leader in a special 2014 group, that's pretty clear.  
Can't wait to see you in action!    

penult's picture

Wow! Excellent! Welcome aboard Meechy!

Jason Priestas's picture
Buckeyefan4life's picture

I'm coming home, I'm coming home, tell the world I'm coming home
 
Congrats Meechy, glad to see you followed your heart

Chief B1G Dump's picture

BIG MEECH!  Welcome aboard brother (if you're out there lurking)!!!
Super glad to have you on board for the good guys and looking forward to watching you grow over the next couple of years.  Hopefully Coach Meyer gives you a microphone for all the pressers.
There's only one way to celebrate this announcement...a live look into my studio apt:

 
Edit: is this the first 11w recruit haul!?

cinserious's picture

Got Meech?
We just landed the perfect OOS recruit for '14. He knows whats real in life and whats b.s. plus says all the right things.  This guy knows what it really means to be a Buckeye and is going to be an excellent example for all future recruits and players alike. If any future recruits out there in-state or OOS don't heed Mr. Knox's wisdom, they certainly are not 'Ohio State material'!

Gone ham, be back soon...

GoBucksOSU's picture

I wish we could upvote staff comments. That tweet by Knox is awesome!

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Love it Meechy!  Buckeye Nation welcomes you with open arms!!  Such awesome news to end the day!!!!
 
Go Bucks!!!

 

BuckinBama's picture

Now ain't no gray box like an unexpected gray box! Welcome aboard Biiiig Meechy!

WhySoSerious's picture

Ummm say it aint so!
 

Rare&Uncommon

Like the ball in the stands, we balls out

kgab11's picture

Toby Turner, YouTube name TobyGames. Dude is absolutely hilarious. 

awarren84's picture

Welcome home big Meech! Get outta here UCLA! 
 
 
 
Compliments of Slamstutz!

"Anything less than flagrant is just playing grab ass!"

bucks15's picture

Such great news.  Huge pickup, nice too see you join Buckeye Nation Meechy.  

bergy22's picture

Outstanding. Will no doubt represent this university in a wonderfully positive way. Congratulations and glad to have you!

BassDropper's picture

Welcome home Big Meech

DIRECTIONER

DMcDougal24's picture

Nice job Birm! Awesome news. Go Bucks!

cplunk's picture

Forget the grey box, we need some sort of special Meechy Box for this one!
Freaking awesome.

buckguyfan1's picture

Are you fn kidding me????  Welcome to the family My Man!! 

FUqUespin's picture

His OL Coach played at tOSU in 96.  Great kid.

FUqU, e!spin!!

Hovenaut's picture

I couldn't think of a better way to cap a very trying week for Ohio State football.

Welcome aboard, Big Meechy!

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

BKLYN_Buckeye's picture

Congrats, Meechy!!! I am so excited for you. Glad you're able to come home. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

WHAT THE SHIT JUST HAPPENED

Unky Buck's picture

Welcome aboard, Meechy! Talk about some great news on a boring (as hell) day!

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buckguyfan1's picture

Meechy, Meat Chicken will be served 4 times in your time here, please eat well!!

jaxbuckeye's picture

Wow! Totally made my day!  Welcome home Big Meech!!!!

jvd253's picture

This is my favorite part:  "I'm going to step up and be another leader in this class."

"A guy from Ohio can make it in life if he works hard enough." - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Oldschoolbuck's picture

Absofreakinlutely JVD!
Welcome home, big Meech, welcome home!

FROMTHE18's picture

well i think we were all trolled by ourselves. Congrats big fella, welcome to the family and welcome back home.

Colorado Johnny's picture

Bad Ass!! Mavety next???

Iwearmocs's picture

Awesome! Welcome home big fella!

LouGroza's picture

Been a tough day. Thought I would take a peek at 11W, hoping it would take my mind away from things for a little while and BOOM! This happens! Fan-Freakin-Tastic!
Congrats Meechy! The Buckeyes are in your blood and you will be a part of history at OSU.

Unky Buck's picture

And +1 for hoping you have a better day tomorrow, Lou

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buckguyfan1's picture

 Sorry Texas, this is not for you!

BamBamBuck's picture

MEECHY...welcome to Buckeye Nation! tOSU football team and university as a whole, is richer for adding such a level headed, humble, intelligent, well spoken young man. Now get mean and kick some a** (j/k). Truly a great addition.

BamBamBuck

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

The Ohio State University Class of 2001
BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

possibly the greatest gif of all times. I would welcome an argument, but damn that Stinko baseball cap!!

Firmthyfriendship's picture

I don't get it...WTF is going on here?! WTF are they doing and...just WTF.

cinserious's picture

I think they've just concocted the newest teenage drug problem!

Gone ham, be back soon...

Knarcisi's picture

Meechy!!!  What a nice surprise. There's the good news we've been needing this week!

Sin City Buckeye's picture

I loved this part:

"I told (Meyer) 'I know I said I was going to wait a little longer to decide what school I'm going to but I feel like it's best if I go ahead and pull the trigger'," Knox told Eleven Warriors. "I said, 'I am really am thankful that y'all recruited me and everything. I really just wanted to call you up and tell you I appreciate everything coach."
"I think he was worried I was committing somewhere else, because he started talking about how he thought Ohio State was in good shape with me, etc. I was like 'Wait, what do you mean coach? I am committing to the Buckeyes.'"

 

Is there a difference between Viper and Leo? "No, we just thought Viper sounded cooler."---Former Buckeye Coach Mike Vrabel

ColerainBuckeye33's picture

Best news I have heard all week,I hope those calling him a game player and attention seeker can backtrack without feeling so butthurt.

A wise man once said "success is not final and failure is not fatal"

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Congrats to Meechy! Very well spoken quotes from a kid who has a solid head on his shoulders. I'm glad it's over for him, now he can focus on his senior year and recruiting for the 2014 Bucks! 

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

jeremytwoface's picture

Woot!! 
Congrats Meechy!! Can't wait to see ya on the field.

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

Jugdish's picture

I am so pumped that Meechy is going to be a Buckeye. 2014 class is going to go down as one of the best in OSU history. I knew all along that...

Remember to get your wolverine spade or neutered. TBDBITL

My2Sons's picture

I was really hoping that nobody would say that.   Seems like every time someone says that,...
Anyways, we'll wait and see.  My favorite class was 98'.  Or was it 03'?  Hold it, it was the class of 66'.  What about 11'?  You can't forget about ...!

Buckeye NUTS's picture

that's an awesome saying. GO BUCKS!!!

1stYrBuckIClub's picture

My exact words when I saw this were: "What?! That's (expletive) awesome!" Welcome to Buckeye Nation Big Meech! You were always a part of it, now you'll just be helping it win football games.

AllDay028's picture

Great news! Glad to have you on board Meechy.

OSUStu's picture

100,000 upvotes on the way Meechy! We are excited to have you! I'd say welcome to the Buckeye family but I know you've been one of us for a long time.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

BassDropper's picture

This whole time I was secretly hoping for Meech to make a new post "I commit to The Ohio State University" but this is just as good. I always thought Tressel was a great recruiter but this is on a whole new level. I almost feel sorry for the competition, almost.

DIRECTIONER

Squirrel Master's picture

Brilliant! Meechy, you are in good company and I had no doubt! We talk a lot about many, many recruits on here but I think your recruitment will hit everyone after the season starts and everyone will realize how important it was that you came to OSU. 
Much like Warmack and Cooper, you have the ability to be better than either of them! 
This is such amazing news! Biggest of the year and just made this summer a whole lot better.
 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Crimson's picture

I have to agree.  This is a great get and at a place of great need.

FROMTHE18's picture

Birm got a nice tweet from Meechy. Apparently informed Jeremy before anyone else. 11w love. 

2014nationalchamps's picture

 
I was just thinking like where is the grey box? I was expecting something to come out of FNL.  And then, lo and behold, Big Meech commits. Wow!! Great day to be a Buckeye. 

O-H-I-O  for life

thekornidentity's picture

Our offensive line will be so good it's upKNOXious.

“Nothing that comes easy in this world is worth a damn.” -Woody Hayes

stevebelliseeya's picture


 
*stolen from Ramzy i believe....all due credit to him. Just too funny not to be used...

"We are eternal. All this pain is an illusion." - Tool

toad1204's picture

Perhaps UrbKnoxious?

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Idaho Helga's picture

Welcome Mr. Knox. Welcome!  There are now extra hors d'oeuvres in the over 1000 helmet stickers banquet room in your honor.  FEAST!  But could ya leave me some?  Kinda hungry.  I donated the potato ones.
 
 

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

He said he had a "ton" of family in Ohio who would be excited to hear this. Well, if they are anywhere near his size, that's only like six people!

Welcome home, Meechy!

We are your family too!

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Fashionably late to his own party.
Trust your heart. You can't go wrong. I honesty didn't think he'd be a buckeye but I am smiling ear to ear just excited for a buckeye fan to be able to live his dream. He gets it and that's my favorite type of player. Genuinely, congrats. 
Do something great, I want to buy that jersey. 

Read my entire screen name....

eastpetebuck's picture

Welcome home Big Meech and mom!!!!!

L

osu07asu10's picture

BIG MEECHY! WELCOME HOME BUDDY!!!!

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

Alpo's picture

Congrats Meech! Great news welcome to the fam, now relax and forget about the recruiting game!

biggy84's picture

Welcome back to Buckeye Nation!!
 

Danify's picture


My reaction after loading up 11W to see this grey box.

Danify's picture

Oh, also forgot Welcome to Buckeye Nation Meechy!

+1 HS
buckeyedude's picture

Norris approves, and he's even from Texas(I think).

 

 

Colorado Johnny's picture

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I just did a quick search on 247 and it appears as if with the addition of Meechy we possibly have the best OL class thus far. 

Squirrel Master's picture

Think about it, Jamarco Jones can and will be a great Left Tackle. Then we have Kyle Trout for the RT, at the opening he struggled on the left but once he hit the right he was solid. Then Marcelys Jones is a big monster of a guard and now OSU has the second guard to guarantee a very talented line that could be a starting unit for 4 years straight they are that good! 
Now anyone of Prince, Mavety and Bookers will be the cherry on top! If at least 1 of those commits, it should be a lock as the best Oline class for 2014. 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

cinserious's picture

What about Eleumunor?
EDIT: Nevermind, just saw he's a razorback. OH well, guess the Eleumenati steered him in the wrong direction. ON Prince, ON Mavety, ON Bookser!

Gone ham, be back soon...

Fugelere's picture

Four 4* recruits on the OL? I would have a hard time believing we didn't!

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

I think Knox and Jamarco Jones (at least) have a strong chance at adding another star. If not, who cares, but I think we end with a strong mix of 4 and 5-stars. Amazing focus on a position.

pcuzz1's picture

Welcome home, MEECHY!! Some great news

pat cozzens

Dougger's picture

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TOTALLY YELLED OUT LOUD AT MY HOUSE, THANKFULLY NO ONE IS HERE TO HEAR MY SCREAMS OF JOY

I like football

Bucks's picture

Would have been happy for you wherever you landed. Well done Meechy & enjoy your final year. Absorb it. Welcome home.

Stinson's picture

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." -Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Right Again's picture

+1 for the "Special One" gif !

gobucks96's picture

Wow! Nice shot in the arm for the program and this class. Four very strong lineman!

lljjgg's picture

Would have cheered for him no matter where he went, but SO GLAD I'll be cheering for him for the Scarlet & Gray! Go Meech, go Bucks!

d1145fresh's picture

This has to be the first time the Recruit Profile has 11w username listing. 

Brutus Forever's picture

congrats meech. good luck on and off the field.

"I learned to dislike Michigan at a very young age.” – Urban F. Meyer

Poison nuts's picture

Great news & congrats Mr. Knox! Never a doubt...This already good class just got much, much better!

Also:

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

OSUnathen's picture

Not to sound negative but I could never understand why Knox would possibly go anywhere but OSU. We are his dream school and he could probably have the best chance to play right away. Personally I had a funky feeling that we would lose out to UCLA but must say that I am ecstatic to land his commitment. He will be a solid Guard and I see him taking a strong leadership roll down the road. Now lets get Mavety and make the 2014 OL one of the top nation wide!

Baroclinicity's picture

Welcome to the family!
Make a post on this thread... I wonder how many upvotes you will get...

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Dublin68's picture

Welcome home Big Meechy

txbucknut's picture

What a great and unexpected surprise! I was seriously thinking that Knox would be headed to UCLA. Glad he's a Buckeye!

One Bad Buckeye's picture

Welcome aboard Meechy!!!!!! Here's to a bright future as a Buckeye! So glad you came to the good guys.  Can't wait to watch you serve up some:

 
 

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

buckeyedude's picture

It's monday morning, and I'm late to the party. I guess we're having pancakes for breakfast then?
Yeah buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excited for Meechy and the Buckeyes!

 

 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

YES MEECHY!  Welcome to the Buckeyes...I knew you'd come to the good guys!  My sources told me so.

Class of 2010.

Crimson's picture

Wow, I'm shocked.  I'm sure you're more excited than I am, Meech, but congratulations on joining Buckeye football (since you're already family, of course)!

Okay, time for pancakes!

741's picture

Wait, does this kid seriously have the second highest helmet sticker total on the leaderboard? #whut

thowen79's picture

Just wait for him to post something or make a comment, then he'll probably be first.

Urbanmania's picture

Great kid. He should be a great leader in the 2014 class.

toad1204's picture

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

andydye84's picture

Awesome news! I was seriously just thinking to myself "I wander what's going on with Knox? I haven't seen many updates on him lately." Then I fire up the Internet machine and see wonderful news. Welcome to Buckeye Nation Knox.

1967Buck's picture

  Welcome Home Mr. Knox, Im glad you followed your heart. Well done sir. Oh yea, Urban prolly sitting down about now saying Whew haha.

TMac's picture

Welcome Home, Big Meechy!

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

NICE!!!! Welcome aboard the Buckeye Nation Demetrius!!!  You have joined one of the greatest fraternities on the planet!!!  

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

Paul's picture

I've never been more happy to eat crow! Wow! Best tasting humble pie ever Meechy 77!!!!!
Welcome Home. I can't wait for August 31st:):):):):):):)
And your freshmen campaign next year!!!!!!!!!!!

There are winners and there are losers, and then there are "THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY"

FOOTBALL BUCKEYES!

umbyosu's picture

I was just flipping through the EspiN, watching the Bama late interception. Saw the a few 2015 recruits at committed and low and behold, a surprising Mr. Knox commits to TOSU.   YES!,,,'

Crimson's picture

I couldn't fit the 500 happy/surprised gifs onto one post, so just look through this thread.  Have a wonderful day!
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FROMTHE18's picture

Eluemunor situation makes a lot more sense now...be interesting to see if anything happens with another OL prospect we arent expecting to land at this point

Poison nuts's picture

Not sure about an unexpected recruit, but interesting to see what happens with Prince. I see good things coming.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

chicagobuckeye's picture

Idk what you mean by this. I don't think the staff said anything to him considering even urban himself was worried about Knox going elsewhere. 

Becool12's picture

Am I the only person who feels trolled?

Poison nuts's picture

Seriously?

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Becool12's picture

I meant it jokingly 

Poison nuts's picture

I figured it was a joke - just thought I'd ask.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Unky Buck's picture

The sarcasm font would've handled this well!

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Crimson's picture

I think you need to be a premium member to use the sarcasm font.

Unky Buck's picture

Someone was jealous that he/she doesn't have that premium membership.

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MN Buckeye's picture

Well, Meechy, I am very surprised about the timing but also thrilled. I think you know how everyone here supports you, and while you have already been a part of the family for some time it is great to welcome you to the team! 
Birm, you are the best!  I will only add that we have the classiest writers here covering the classiest of recruits. 

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Thanks for the compliment. Trying to fill some big shoes here and we're working hard to keep you guys covered in recruiting. 

raiderred's picture

It just shows how great of a reporter you are when a star recruit like knox goes out of his way to give you the inside scoop. Thanks so much for all your work Jeremy really appreciate it.

Basso Profondo's picture

You've gone above and beyond the call time and time again.  Thanks for all your work in feeding our addiction to Buckeye football. 

buckz4evr's picture

I think you and the staff do an outstanding job and are second to NONE.  Thanks guys.  We really appreciate the hours you put in to satisfy our insatiable appetite for recruiting and other Buckeye news.  

kdizzleduzit's picture

It must have been all those upvotes

CALPOPPY's picture

Don't joke about that...or they'll all the sudden consider it an impermissible benefit.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

FitzBuck's picture

So I've been away for a couple of hours.....did I miss anything important?

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

route4buckeye's picture

welcome aboard Meech! great to have you.

dubjayfootball90's picture

Wow man. WOw. WOW!!! This made my freaking night. Amazing news. 
 
Congrats, Meechy. Wish you well in everything you do in the future. Great young man and you have a lot of hard work ahead of you to be the best, but I am sure you are eager to get started.
GET SOME, MEECHY!

Basso Profondo's picture

Yes!!!! This is fantastic news! It's the last thing I expected tonight but I am loving it right now.  Welcome to the family Meechy, congratulations on your decision!
 

Haybucks's picture

This is excellent news!  I'll take the kid.

 

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
 

ODEEZ330's picture

best ol class in country. jones and knox @ guard is NASTY!!

O'Deez330
stark county football

hit_the_couch's picture

That's definitely good news with the O line depth concern, and the 4 guys leaving after next season.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

buckeyestu's picture

Welcome to buckeye nation meechy

tennbuckeye19's picture

My family just got the news. We're super excited about Meechy jumpin' onboard the Urban train.

jestertcf's picture

BWHAHAHAH RAMZY.
*wipes tears*
 

~Because we couldn't go for three~

Knarcisi's picture

Apparently he missed me being offered by UFM as placeholder. 

hit_the_couch's picture

He's been on here for 2 months and all of the sudden is in second place with 9700 helmet stickers; that's insane.
 
I need to commit to Thee Ohio State University.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

jkrk's picture

Oh great. I suppose the premium content he gets is some kind of NCAA violation.

Sauce Bauss's picture

Congrats and welcome to the family Meechy! Can't wait to give you your first loss in Fantasy Football! 

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Awesome news!  I just got home from hanging out with a family friend with the kids all together, and I just told him my gut feeling was he was UCLA.   I get home and check 11w, and BAM...... Best news ever!  

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

osubuck57's picture

Welcome.... HOME, Meechy!!!

SCOTTC.

bodast67's picture

 

 

 

     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

Bamabucknut's picture

I've been holding my breath on this decision for a couple of days !
 
Now I can breathe.
 
Welcome.

2002osubuck's picture

Meechy I'm glad to see you followed your heart and chose the place that's right for you. When i posted about making my college decision about following my heart to tOSU and you responded you felt the same, glad to see you chose to tOSU. Congrats, you are going to one of the, if not the, best universities in the country and the best football programs. Welcome to the nation Meechy, glad your a buckeye!

allbucksallthetime's picture

After a very bad week from a personal and fan perspective, what better way to start this week out than get a commitment from Demetrius Knox?!  I'm glad he "followed his heart" and will be back in Ohio where his family and friends can support him..    
Welcome home, Mr. Knox.  Go Bucks!

BuckeyeSouth's picture

Welcome aboard, Meechy!  Can't want to see you plant some B10 Dlinemen.

Embrace it.

Buck Wild's picture

Meech...welcome home! Make us proud...GO BUCKS!!!

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying."
Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987

pjtobin's picture

I was caught off guard big time. From what I had been told UCLA already had his jersey made. I honestly thought he was going to be a bruin with a buckeye heart. With his skills and attitude I wanted him to play for us. I'm relieved that now he is! This is great news!!!
i asked him if he hunts or has he ever hunted. His response " yes, last year in our state championship game. ". I was expecting something a little different. It showed me what his mentality consists of. He is a beast who loves to compete. And does hunt guys down. I can't wait to see him wearing S & G. Thanks big Meechy .

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

Silverbuck8's picture

Glad that this worked out for all.  OSU gets an outstanding, versatile lineman and Meechy gets to play for his dream school and win a National Championship!

ToothBuck's picture

Welcome Home Meechy!!! Buckeye Nation is ready to cheer you on!

thowen79's picture

THIS JUST IN: 9Route to post some big time recruiting news tomorrow at 11 AM.

harleymanjax's picture


AND WHAT GOES WITH BACON?.............PANCAKES!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Fugelere's picture

I don't know what's going on in that second GIF....but I like it.

Remy's picture

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

BtownBuckeye's picture

Finally! Knew it all along

DannyBeane's picture


I just got finished going 72 hours with 6 hours of sleep busting my ass on a project for the 48 hour film festival in Cleveland, then drove 2 hours back down to Columbus and what is the first news I see on the internet? The bestest of news! Welcome to OSU Big MEECHY!

Geraffi's picture

Now THAT'S a gif!

jayt's picture

fuck yeah big meech....FUCK YEAH!!

irishfury's picture

So pumped.  I loved that Meechy post with fans I have a feeling he loves reading about football and talking football as much as well do.  

TBDBITL0509's picture

A) Woo! It's so awesome that we got Big Meechy on board!
B) Whatever happened to gray boxes? How am I supposed to know when big things have happened?

BABuckeye's picture

Seems to be a pattern to get a recruit after FNL, but Meechy was not the one I expected. Congrats!

Citrus's picture

As we all know, Meech is a social media force. Could see him helping recruiting efforts. Also, he was the best guard prospect I've seen this year (but what do  I know? haha).

What a nice surprise.

irishfury's picture

Yeah Meecy is a great ambassador he has charisma thats for sure.

The Buck Guy's picture

Congrats Meech, and best wishes on getting that State title for your senior season. I never doubted that you would be a part of this team. As a Buckeye Alumnus, I guarantee you that you will never regret and always be thankful for your time at The Ohio State University. Not to say you wont suffer some bruises and misery while you struggle against the challenges awaiting you... but that just makes your success so much sweeter.

~ The Buck Guy
Go Bucks!!!!

SC Buckete's picture

TTUN is hungry for pancakes. You serving breakfast? Come on home Meechy!

buckeyedude's picture

TTUN isn't going to be eating pancakes. They're going to be WEARING them.

 

 

buckz4evr's picture

 Welcome home, Mr. Knox!  I admit I was one of the doubters about you coming home to play.  I am so happy that you not only became part of the 2014 class of The Ohio State Buckeyes, but you spared us the grief of having to wait until the 11th hr to hear your decision.  After a rough week for Buckeye Nation, your commitment has gone a long way toward healing a lot of those wounds. We are very lucky to have landed such an outstanding young man.  If I ever meet your mom, I'm going to give her a big kiss.  She raised a great kid. 

UrbanBuckeye's picture

I will be ecstatic if we can land Chad Mavety and/or Damian Prince on top of Marcelys Jones, Jamarco Jones, Kyle Trout and Demetrius Knox. Love our chances at landing Mavety, but I think landing Prince will be tough. Seems like Florida State and Maryland are legit contenders to get his commitment. Then again, Urban is super clutch at closing strong, and Prince sounds like a late decision. Ohio State could be a dark horse at landing Prince. We will see!
 
Congrats, Meechy77! You will love donning scarlet and gray. Go Bucks!

In Urban We Trust!

Fyoung220's picture

I was one who didn't  care for the shenanigans to be honest especially coming from a hog molly! Formed a negative opinion of The man for it! I can honestly say I was wrong. That was an impressive interview, mature, articulate and genuine! You get mad props for that. All I have to say is be "polished" and classy and that will take you to a lot of places you can't even imagine and dayum L.A. Dream bigger, Honolulu for instance! Stay polished bro! #putinwork #honolulu2019  #dreamteam14

HighBallAce's picture

I was so excited that I upvoted every single post on this thread! Congratulations Big Meechy!
WOOFRICKENHOO!!!!!!! GO BUCKS!!!!!

Buckabroad's picture

Welcome home, Meechy. I am extremely happy that you have decided to come back and play for OSU. Having a guy as great, mature and optimistic as you on our team makes me even more proud of my Buckeyes (if such a thing is possible). I will cheer hard for you and look forward greatly to seeing you in your first game (and all successive games) in S&G.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

sir rickithda3rd's picture

ugh!

mark may wins douchebag of the year... again

BeijingBucks's picture

Meeeeeeeeeech!!!
Our OLine has completed its conversion from a point of risk as we have so many holes to a serious contender as the continuing point of strength in the coming years. Hope we add a couple more solids. Would be awesome to play behind these guys!!
 
Love Meechy's enthusiasm and down-to-earth nature.  Can I get an O-H!!

 

 

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

Buckeye06's picture

My absolute favorite part about Knox, among many, is his preparation.  When he went to camps and would scout out guys beforehand and then beat them with his scouting, that impressed me
 
Congrats to the coaching staff, Big Meech and all of Buckeye Nation

Grayskullsession's picture

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

gobucks96's picture

This news does not suck at all..... 
"The best Monday ever!"

Phillips.449's picture

I am so happy right now.  What a wonderful Monday morning surprise!

Larryp713's picture

Meech sounds like such a well-rounded young man. I am very excited for him. He will definitely be a leader in this class. Welcome home, young Buck!!!

Respectfully,

Larryp713

GoBucksToledo's picture

Welcome to the family Meechy!
Have a great senior year with much success and looking forward to having you on campus in 2014!

BABuckeye's picture

I don't see a gray box on my screen.  11W is still doing gray boxes, right?

Crimson's picture

Yeah, but when we have a full scoop they don't use one (only for quick announcements).  If you get to 1000 stickers, they give you a pair of special glasses that puts every article in a gray box.  :)

ChazBuckeye's picture

This was me when I found out the news that Big Meech had committed to tOSU!

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

raki's picture

welcome to the family.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

"I can always vacation in L.A."--well, it's very convenient to Pasadena.
Good to see! Love to see those offensive linemen coming in. And if he redshirts and is a 4-year player, he would still be a Buckeye when we play TCU in his hometown in 2018.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

MAVBuck's picture

First thought when seeing this: hell yeah!
second thought: I've seen this before with him, we'll see
 third and final thought after reading it: this kid is all buckeye! Excited to fill the guard spot for years to come!