Malik Hooker Is Number 16

By Jeremy Birmingham on July 29, 2013 at 8:47p
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Buckeyes nab another top athlete.

Ohio State has its newest commitment in the 2014 class as New Castle (Pa.) athlete Malik Hooker has committed to the Buckeyes tonight. 

The Malik Hooker File

  • Size: 6-2/185
  • Pos: ATH/DB
  • School: New Castle (New Castle, Pa.)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★
  • Composite Rank: 31 (ATH)

The Buckeyes first plan for Hooker, the 6-foot-2, 185 pound athlete who committed to Ohio State over the likes of Michigan, Penn State, and Pittsburgh. 

He was offered by Ohio State in May and immediately the Buckeyes vaulted into the top group for his services and his recruitment ends tonight.

Hooker is a dynamic athlete, starring in football and basketball at New Castle, and could have played either sport in college, but will only play football. His commitment gives the Buckeyes another versatile, explosive option that could play either side of the ball down the line. At the start of his Buckeye career, expect Hooker to line up as a safety, providing speed and athleticism in Ohio State's defensive backfield. 


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