Ohio State’s quest for a leader in their 2015 recruiting class finally has some resolution. The Plains (Ohio) quarterback Joey Burrow, the Buckeye state’s top signal caller, committed to play football for Urban Meyer and Ohio State Tuesday.
I am excited to announce that i am committed to THE Ohio State University. #BuckeyeNation
— Joey Burrow (@Joe_Burrow10) May 27, 2014
While he sits — according to most recruiting analysts — as a three-star quarterback, Ohio State kept close watch on the 6-foot-4, 205-pounder since his award-winning junior season, when he was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Ohio in 2013.
Burrow chose the Buckeyes just days after earning a scholarship from Meyer and he is now the third commitment in the 2015 class, joining fellow Ohioan Eric Glover-Williams and Cocoa, Florida's Jamel Dean.
He chose Ohio State over offers from Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and others.
THE Joe Burrow File
- Size: 6-4/205
- Position: QB
- Class: 2015
- School: Athens (The Plains, Ohio)
- 247 Composite Rating: ★★★
- 247 Composite Rank: 16th (Dual-Threat QB)
Burrow finished his junior season with 46 passing touchdowns and over 3,300 yards through the air and established himself as the standard-bearer at the position inside of Ohio’s borders. He also accounted for nearly 600 yards on the ground, where he added 9 touchdowns
Ohio State began their pursuit of Burrow in early April and it ended today. In April, Burrow told Eleven Warriors that he was impressed by how earnestly Ohio State handled their business.
"They said they liked my improvement over the season (last year,)" he said of what prompted the Buckeye interest. "He said they are interested and will come watch me in the spring. He said I am high on their list… They were very serious about what they do and that stood out to me.”