Liam McCullough never imagined he'd get this far just by snapping a football, but he's not ready to give up dreaming just yet. Today, during Ohio State's special teams camp, McCullough became the sixth member in what should be a star-studded Ohio State 2015 recruiting class. He chose Buckeyes over offers from Michigan State, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
I am incredibly excited to announce that I have committed to play football at THE Ohio State University!!! #GoBucks
— Liam McCullough (@LiamMcCullough2) June 10, 2014
It was not as easy a choice as you'd imagine, despite the fact that McCullough grew up rooting heavily for the Buckeyes. Even though it's a dream come true, he wanted to take his time and make sure that his dreams were going to benefit him in the longterm, as well.
The McCullough File
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- School: Worthington Kilbourne (Columbus, Ohio)
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"Being from Columbus, of course I grew up an Ohio State fan, so it's almost surreal for this happen," he said. "But I didn't want to rush into a commitment based simply on the emotions of getting the Buckeye offer. I wanted to wait for the excitement to die down a little and then talk with my family and weigh my options."
Consider the options weighed.
"Today just felt right," he said of why he chose to commit this afternoon. "I had a great two days at camp and a great time meeting with coach Meyer today. Ohio State just felt like home."
"As soon as I told coach Meyer (I was committing) he gave me a hug and went from recruiting mode to coaching mode," McCullough added. "He and I are already meeting tomorrow during the last day of camp to get after it."
McCullough made two different visits to Ohio State last fall — he was on hand for Ohio State's big games against Wisconsin and Penn State — and has been to Ohio State a number of times this past spring. He's gotten to know a couple other Buckeye specialists.
"Bryce Haynes is a good friend of mine," McCullough said. "I have been able to train with him, Drew Basil and Cameron Johnston multiple times and I've hung out with them locker room post-game a few times."