Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: Jayme Thompson

Miles Joseph's picture
February 6, 2013 at 8:44p

Today the Buckeyes officially added 24 new players, which could grow to 25, depending on where Johnny Townsend ends up. I caught up with Toledo (OH) Central Catholic safety Jayme Thompson to talk about officially becoming a Buckeye shortly after he signed his NLOI:

  • Signing/Becoming a Buckeye: "It felt amazing. I'm getting closer to my ultimate goal of playing in the NFL. I'm very excited to get to Columbus and play football."
  • Favorite memory: "My favorite memory is Urban Meyer telling me, "I don't recruit against West Virginia, I really want you to be part of this program/tradition," and I said, "I wanna play for The Ohio State University."
  • Position in college: "Probably free safety, but I might play the STAR position when I come in as a freshmen."
  • Relationships with other signees: "It's a group of me, Ezekiel, Cam, and Eli. We're all really close."
  • Playing in OSU defensive backfield: "That's kind of why I wanted to come, there's good, strong depth back there, it's one of the best in the country."
  • Players he recruited to OSU: "I helped recruit Vonn Bell, James Clark, Mike Mitchell, I talked to him a lot on his official, Donovan Munger, and Mike Hill.
  • Living up to Dane's legacy: "There's some pressure, but not really a lot."
  • "Message for Buckeye fans: "I'm just extremely excited for the upcoming season. Go Bucks!"

Jayme is currently playing basketball for Toledo Central Catholic. They are one of the best teams in the state. He will enroll at Ohio State in June.

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J.Mo's picture

I know Doran Grant has #12 but would love to see Jayme have that number. I can't wait to root for him being a proud alumnus of Toledo Central Catholic myself.

buckeyedude's picture

Although I went to Whitmer, I really think Central is a great school and was a HUGE fan of Dane. I still am, actually.  My older brother was a Central grad and tailback for the Irish in '73. That's back when Central was the dominant football school in Toledo. They still are a dominant team, obviously, but have competition from Whitmer and St. John's and a few others like Findlay, Fremont Ross, etc.
 I like these Central Catholic kids. Jayme and EzE are my two favorite players in this class.



1MechEng's picture

I get to see a lot of Jayme as he is on the news in Toledo with regularity resulting from his multi-sports prowess. Good to see him excited and having the chance to make an impact for the Buckeyes.
Make NW Ohio proud, young man!

Dougger's picture


I like football

brandonbauer87's picture

DB U might give people the wrong impression unless it's clearly a football conversation.

Killer nuts's picture

"I don't recruit against West Virginia"

rdubs's picture

Still not totally clear what happened there.  Although with the WRs we have coming in I am not as disappointed as I once was that things didn't work out.

buckeyedude's picture

Did he end up at WVU? I can't recall. And weren't there some academic issues with him? If so, WVU would be a better fit, IMHO.



chicagobuckeye's picture

According to ESPN he has signed with WVU