The sun did rise today, Buckeye fans, and as we look back on this weekend's disappointing loss, we're also going to continue looking ahead to the future of Buckeye football with the return of our Community Interview series, and tonight we'll being with Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII High school wide receiver, Noah Brown.
Brown became Ohio State's 18th (and still most recent) 2014 commitment in early September when he picked the Buckeyes ahead of Rutgers, Virginia Tech and USC. He had scholarship offers from nearly 25 schools and became Ohio State's fourth wide receiver commitment at the time. Since the decommitment of Lonnie Johnson, the Buckeyes now sit with three wide receiver commitments.
Let's talk to Noah Brown, 2014 Buckeye commitment.
What would you say is the strongest part of your game as a receiver right now? - NRBuckGuy
NB: I think that would be my ability to run after the catch. I take a lot of pride in being able to score on any route; from a hitch to a go.
What was the biggest factor that made you commit to The Ohio State? - Remington2323
NB: I just felt at home there, everything felt "right." I loved hanging out with all the players and the staff cares about you, but expects a lot from you. It's a great academic opportunity, as well. There's nothing about Ohio State that wasn't important in my choice.
What are you looking forward to most about coming to Ohio State and playing for Urban Meyer? - TennBuckeye19
NB: I feel like (Urban) Meyer will help me get to the next level, he'll prepare me for the NFL and help me continue to develop as a person and a football player.
How do you feel about some comparing you to Anquan Boldin? - BuckeyeVSTheWorldNB:
NB: I think that's a fair comparison, actually. I really like his game a lot and am honored by the comparison. He's big and physical and not afraid to make the tough catch over the middle, but he's got better speed than people think, too.
Two years from now, Michigan against Ohio State, you are one-on-one vs Jabrill Peppers, you catch the ball, do try and make him miss or run him over? - SweetBabyJames
NB: (Laughs) I assure you, there will be no dancing. I'm trying to run him over and get to the end zone. He's a great player.
You were reportedly down to Rutgers and Ohio State. What did Rutgers joining the B1G mean for your decision, if anything? - DMcDougal24
NB: Rutgers joining the Big Ten definitely helped their cause, being that they are moving to a much more competitive league. Rutgers is so close to home, too, and that was something I liked about them, but at the end of the day I felt most at home at Ohio State.
What do you plan on studying at OSU and goals for life after football? - OTrain2416
...at the end of the day I felt most at home at Ohio State...
NB: I plan on studying either psychology or health and exercise science. As far as after football, I want to become either a coach or a psychologist. I'm blessed to be in the position to have football as an avenue to those goals.
You've played wide receiver and running back; we know you were recruited as a receiver, but which position do you enjoy most? - Poison Nuts
NB: I played running back for most of my life, all the way up until my sophomore year, actually. But after doing it for two years, I'd definitely say i like playing wide receiver more now. I think I bring a unique skill set to the position and it gives me an advantage.
As you look back on your senior year of football, how do you evaluate your performance and your progress? - MN Buckeye
NB: I'm very proud of what I've done so far in my football career. I brought my team to our first state championship in seven years and also put myself in the position to play for one of the best colleges in the country. I've definitely put a lot of hard work into this sport and its paid off so far, but there's a lot more to come.
Thanks for all your questions everyone. I am so excited to be a part of Buckeye Nation, the best team with the best fan base in the college sports. I cant wait to get to Columbus! Go Bucks!