2014 Pro-Style St. Xavier QB Nick Tensing Commits to OSU as Preferred Walk-On

By DJ Byrnes on January 31, 2014 at 11:11a

It's a commitment that won't make headlines, but quarterback depth is always a good thing. Today Ohio State secured the commitment of 2014's Nick Tensing, a pro-style quarterback from Cincinnati powerhouse St. Xavier:

As Nick just told you, he'll be joining the team as a preferred walk-on. Stephen Collier, who is already enrolled at Ohio State, is the only other quarterback in the 2014 class.

You can watch Tensing's highlights over here.

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Hovenaut's picture

Southpaw, from Cincy St X.
Best of luck to Nick Tensing.

BuckRock's picture

Tebow resemblance... a little bit, need's to bulk up a little and he will....???
Nice intelligent choices on the option; and he throws a decent /accurate ball.

JOhio1560's picture

If he's half the backup that Kenny G was, we'll gladly take him.

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captain obvious's picture

If he ends up being the backup QB something has gone terribly wrong with recruiting.
Best of Luck to Nick welcome to tOSU

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misterpants's picture

For what it's worth, Bob Atha was a walk on, and had a solid career as a backup QB behind Schlichter and Tomczak.

BUCKI06's picture

From one Bomber to another - bust of luck to you Nick. 
The Long Blue Line.

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703Buckeye's picture

"Bust of luck?" That's mean :P

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BUCKI06's picture

Ha, wow.  I guess I hadn't had enough coffee yet.

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Dean's picture

I interpreted it to mean that he was wishing Kate Upton to Tensing.

Killer nuts's picture

I hope he is best friends with Justin Hilliard

John Brandon's picture

I'll try to do some digging and find out if that is the case. They are facebook friends so that's a positive ;)

CCatanzaro's picture

My dad is a St X grad, always root for those kids.  Good luck to you, young man!

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zacisone's picture

Quick feet and appears accurate. I think maybe we might have a job for that young man. Go Bucks!


rkylet83's picture

Checkout his highlights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4sUYo9HC3s), this kid has some potential.  He has decent quickness and has a nice touch on the ball.  Could save us sometime down the line...cough..Kenny..

BuckRock's picture

I watched his highlights and saw a glimpse of Tebow in that highlight reel.  At the 3:33 mark he makes quick decision's looking off 2 receivers, and then running from the pocket, I  like that quick decision making skill set.
He is young and will only get stronger and faster.
Best of luck to him!

JollyFatMan's picture

Good luck to him! Pro style in spread doesn't always work but he looks like an athlete who could. 

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I_Run_The_Dave's picture

In the spread, not having a home-run threat to run at QB can sometimes be an advantage.
The past 2 years, teams have game-planned to take Braxton's run away.  If they know the QB may keep and only gain 3-5 yards, they aren't going to cheat.  That actually helps the run game in the read-option because the defender being read isn't going to have another defender backing him up.
The advantage of a pro-style quarterback is also the ability (hopefully) to read a defense and move them with his eyes.  I've been wishing for this on our team for years but we always think our QB needs to be able to run instead of pass accurately.  The hope is that Braxton can develop this skill, but so far he hasn't shown the necessary football IQ, despite the rocket of an arm that he has.
Having Braxton Miller means we have a playmaker who makes something out of nothing on a regular basis.  Having more of a true passer means we don't have to make something out of nothing very often, if ever.  However, without playmakers are receiver, this whole thing breaks down....

JKH1232's picture

It depends on how you run it, really.  The big thing for the Meyer spread to work that the defense respect the QB as a runner- it works best if the QB is a threat, like Miller or Tebow, but a QB that can break it for 6 yards still keeps you ahead of the sticks.  And if he's a proficient passer, you run more passes to spread the D, then dink and dunk the running game- it's just a matter of getting the right mix for the right players.

andretolstoy's picture

What I saw on the youtube sure looked like a whole lot of Meyer-type offense. Could be wrong ....

BuckRock's picture

I saw the same as I watched, looks a whole lot like the spread and they even run the READ option off of it, he does a nice job reading the defense and either pitching the ball or keeping it and heading up field for 8-10 yards,  Look's very skilled and intelligent.

hit_the_couch's picture

Can he run, and is he mobile?

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FROMTHE18's picture

real happy for the kid. Welcome to the Buckeye Family Mr. Tensing.

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buckguyfan1's picture

Congrats kid, you're a Buckeye!

WOLFofOHIO's picture

i feel good about this...could be a great qb here.


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Nick_Satan's picture

The kid looks like he throws a pretty good ball!

allbucksallthetime's picture

Welcome to the Buckeye family Nick.  There is no doubt he plays in a great high school league and attends a terrific high school, which tells me he has some football skills for sure an can definitely handle his business academically.  Best wishes to Nick at tOSU.  Go Bucks! 

Daddypete's picture

Saw Nick play a few times this year. While the team struggled, Nick was very adept at making quick decisions and runs well for a "pocket passer". He will get stronger and he is very smart. The kind of young man who will flourish under the tutelage of Coach Meyer and Coach Herrman. As a member of the Long Blue Line, I wish you the best of luck, Nick, and I will give you the same advice my father gave me when I started at OSU. Keep your mouth shut and your ears open. AMDG.    

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seafus26's picture

Welcome, Sir. 

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idotter81's picture

Welcome aboard, Nick! We are glad you are a Buckeye!

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Always nice to get a top notch walk on.  Who know, with some hard work and paying his dues he may have a chance to play one day.  Always great to have more good QBs and to keep the competition high!  Best of luck Nick!!!
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wademccoy's picture

What a great kid, with hard work, he will play. Nice to see a kid go where his love is and a great education. Congrats Nick !!