Tackle Kevin Feder Flips from Miami to Ohio State

By Jeremy Birmingham on June 22, 2014 at 2:50p
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Urban Meyer and Ohio State flipped a big one today.

Kevin Feder, an offensive tackle for national powerhouse Don Bosco Prep, was a member of Miami's 2015 class on Friday. While in Columbus Saturday, Ohio State offered. Now, the 6-foot-9, 305-pound tackle, is a future Buckeye. He took to Twitter to announce his commitment. 

The Feder File

  • SIZE  6-9/305
  • SCHOOL  Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ)
  • POSITION  OL
  • CLASS  2015
  • COMPOSITE  ★★★
  • RANK  76 (OT)

The Ramsey, New Jersey native provided a dominant performance during Ohio State's one-day positional camp, standing out as much for his athleticism as his impressive size (and he may not be done at 6‘9”). One current player told Eleven Warriors that Feder was “the biggest human being I've ever seen.”

Though just a three-star prospect, Feder's potential far outweighs his current national rankings. Though committed to the Hurricanes for five months, he held offers from Michigan State, Tennessee, Maryland and other major programs. As for Ohio State, it didn't take long for the staff to see that Feder could play major college football.

Feder becomes the second offensive line commit in 2015 for the Buckeyes, and the second "surprise" in a group that is becoming less and less predictable by the day. As the Buckeyes continue to see prospects in person, the stars and rankings go out the window and their face-to-face evaluations hold much more weight.

The nation's 76th-ranked offensive tackle was the "Smokehouse" winner during Ohio State's camp session among offensive lineman earlier this week, showcasing his athleticism and footwork.

Feder discussed the possibility of an Ohio State offer in April, and it seems the Buckeyes weren't just blowing smoke.

"Ohio State said if I make the trip out there, there's a possibility I could get an offer from them," Feder told NJ.com's Todderick Hunt. "So I might be going out there with two of my teammates, and there are a few other places really interested in me, too."

That trip happened, that offer happened, and today Feder is a Buckeye.

A heavyweight wrestler at Don Bosco, Feder has a frame that could easily carry 330-340 pounds and it's not hard to see what the Buckeyes like about him. He's also a standout at defensive tackle for the Ironmen, a position he played in limited action during an injury-shortened junior season. That injury, a broken leg, is one reason he's had such limited exposure and subsequently his national ranking has been affected.

We'll have more on Feder in a few.

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exnwohiobuckfan's picture

Always love a reference to the Usual Suspects

tdible2132's picture

Congrats to this kid. The 2015 class sure has a different feel than I expected, but nothing wrong with a lower "ranked" class as it means nothing when these kids hit college.

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45buckshot's picture

I really like how this class has kind of a hard working blue collar feel right now. Full of potential AJ Hawks and Malcolm Jenkins; something I thought we would lose when UM3 took over.

I think these camp offers, followed up by an eventual 'crown jewel' 4 or 5* get towards the end will be a perfect class for us.

 

 

Veni, vidi, vici

UM3

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216ToThe614's picture

This recruiting momentum we've got going is something else right now! Congrats, Kevin!

Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!
WB

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sivaDavis's picture

 

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

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teddyballgame's picture
He's a very large man.  Long arms...

 

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Soggy_McMuffin's picture

Can he plat B Ball!!

Gooz-fra-bah...

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jaxbuckeye's picture

Wow!  DEs aren't going to get anywhere near the QB with those arms!

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Now imagine him after a few years in Ohio State's S&C program.

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KingsRite's picture

Good God look at his arms and hands!

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

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OSUStu's picture

Maybe we should get this kid lined up to block kicks.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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exnwohiobuckfan's picture

To hell with blocking kicks, he could be the backup goal posts

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KingsRite's picture

We have the one kid already that can block kicks by jumping sky high. Put them together and it would make it difficult to sneak them kicks through.

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

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Chief B1G Dump's picture
 

We need to get some goal line plays for this dude. Either lined up in the eye, Refeigerator Perry 86 Super Bowl style...or split him out wide for a jump ball.

Congrats K-Fed!

 

OR Kevin Feder-LINE. 

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dabuckeyemike's picture

that dude Looks Like Stretch Armstrong! He can Hand Fight All Day Long!!!!!

Bellevue Buckeye. the Most Important Play Of The Game Is Punt.

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UrbanPirate's picture

Those are the longest arms I've ever seen.. The possibilities are endless!!!

Just... Go Bucks.

    

Hovenaut's picture

Love it.

Eager to see how he develops...he is obviously built for the part.

Congrats and best of luck to Kevin Feder!

I am not the Last Dragon, therefore I do not possess the power of the Glow.

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Crimson's picture

Screw Miami, we got ourselves a Buckeye!

Boom!

 

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97Buckeye's picture

That is one of the funniest animal gifs I have ever seen. LOL

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edr4225's picture

 

lets go bucks!!

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Citrus's picture

Dude is huge. Welcome Kevin "The Mountain" Feder!

 

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otrain2416's picture

Rumor is kid could grow to be 7' Kevin "Too Tall" Feder it is. Welcome to the Buckeyes buddy!

 

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Buck Commander's picture

Holy Shit this young man is a wall................BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM BABY

Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!

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jedkat's picture

The Mountain That Blocks

 

BOOM!

“The teams that don’t respect their coaches and don’t trust their coaches are the teams that go .500"
~Zach Boren

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Northbrook's picture

Feder, Conner, Green, Ward all camped and earned offers. I love it.

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NW Buckeye's picture

You forgot Schmidt!

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Northbrook's picture

Schmidt had an offer. I'm not sure the others did. But I love the Schmidt commit to. 

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Well even if we don't need him on the OL his freshmen year, might as well throw him in to block some FGs.

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BierStube's picture

 

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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avail31678's picture

Ahhh we haven't had a full-on flip in a while.  Very cool!  Dude's a big boy and I am excited to see what he can do.  Welcome and Go Bucks!!

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Sauce Bauss's picture

Thing I'm most excited about with this guy: put him in the center on FG/Extra Point tries, all he has to do is put his arms up and he will block every last one. Glad you made the right decision Kevin!

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yrro's picture

Can he play basketball? We could use a big man who actually knows how to throw his weight around...

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teddyballgame's picture

He has a wrestling background so he should have a good understanding on how leverage works.  Plus wrestlers are usually in good shape so you don't have to waste a lot of time making them trim the fat.

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KINGBUCKEYE419's picture

And the Rich get Richer. We are building a Dynasty !

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Seattle Linga's picture

Congratulations on one of the best decisions of your life

 

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Patriot4098's picture

All these 3* guys we are picking up have HUGE upsides. EGW has been the only concern. And really, that's got nothing to do with his physical capabilities. This is a perfect example of a recruiting class that can provide long term results and depth.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

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brunstar's picture
Boom!
I think I found a live feed of the reaction in Miami.

 

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Urban Nation Army's picture

This is getting to be too much to handle...

11W = Barker. New Car = New recruit. Aaron Paul = Me.

 

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Freakin SAAAWWWEEETTT!!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

tennbuckeye19's picture
Drew Carey approves...
 
 

 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Urban and company working double time on this one.

 

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bleedscarlet's picture

The other two stars are blocked by his head, just have to walk around him to see all five.

I'm too drunk to taste this chicken

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bedheadjc's picture

Legitimately LOL'd at that, thank you.

EDUGOON's picture

Well Damn he Big!! 6'9 305. Will take it!!

"We Don't Believe You, You Need More People"- Hova #GOBUCKS #FreeElGuapo #Famthik

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KingsRite's picture

 

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

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Citrus's picture

He still may grow from Mountain to Giant

 

 

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Is there such a thing as "too tall?" The only 6-9 player I can think of who ever amounted to much in football was the guy who had Too Tall as his nickname, Ed Jones.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

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D-Day0043's picture

Makes me think of 6'-9" Dennis Rolland that plays RT for the Bengals. He is too tall to get leverage and he gets schooled by defensive ends. Of course that is the NFL and not college. Hopefully they will make him a guard.

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

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KingsRite's picture

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

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Citrus's picture

The website's bi-line is "We don't care about nobody except this U"
Apparently, they care not for grammar either.
 

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BroJim's picture

Welcome to buckeye nation!

I season my simple food with hunger

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Buckeyeneer's picture

In the next few years, I expect to see some opposing defenders see him on the field and shout out, "Juh-juh-juh-GIANT!!!!!!" and haul ass off the field only leaving behind a Scooby Doo-esque person-shaped dust cloud in their wake.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

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bodast67's picture

 

 

 

 

     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

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s.pasadena fl's picture

Could be a coaches Dream or his worst Nightmare!

Ed Hopper

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

The nation's 76th-ranked offensive tackle was the "Smokehouse" winner during Ohio State's camp session among offensive lineman earlier this week, showcasing his athleticism and footwork.

Has footage of that popped up yet?

Toilrt Paper's picture

Can he catch the ball? If so our TE problem goes away.

DiasporaBuck's picture

I was wond'ring the same thing

OSU Class of 1999

IGotAWoody's picture
He IS the Brute Squad!

 

 - License to kill gophers (wolverines, badgers, etc) by the government of the United Nations

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exnwohiobuckfan's picture

He is the brute squad

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InTressITrust's picture

 

"I'm not going to lie. We're anxious to be a part of a matchup like that. It's two states that love the game of football." -Jim Tressel

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Citrus's picture

Where is Steen?

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

I can tell you what he's not doing...playing Game Boy.

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USMC11917's picture

Select and start always confuse me. I never know which one to hit.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right A B Select Start

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livinthedream's picture

What was the story about?  I seem to be distracted.

 

 

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buckeyeotaku's picture

what day is it ? i need to know how long i've been watching this gif.

We don't give a damn for the whole state of Bichigan

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bleedscarlet's picture

I hate to be the guy that points out the missing joysticks but.....

I'm too drunk to taste this chicken

Danify's picture

Jessica Nigri the perfect cosplay girl ...... what were we talking about again?

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Sin City Buckeye's picture

 

Is there a difference between Viper and Leo? "No, we just thought Viper sounded cooler."---Former Buckeye Coach Mike Vrabel

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Nick_Satan's picture

 

I am German so english is not my first language. Even though grammar Nazi's like to point out my mistakes all the time. It makes them feel better about them self.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

"I got a 29.5-inch vertical jump and I ran a 5.18 40-yard dash and I measured in at 6-foot-9, 310-pounds so I think those times were pretty good for my size. They said they really liked the numbers that I had there and the way that I performed during one-on-one's as well as the way that I was picking up what coach Warinner was showing me."

Buckeye Grove

Recent combine numbers for comparison:
Reid Fragel 6'7 5/8", 308 lbs - 5.14, 30"
Alex Boone 6'7 1/4", 328 lbs - 5.16, 27.5"
Jack Mewhort 6'6", 309 lbs - 5.37 (5.19u), 26.0"
Mike Adams 6'7 1/4", 323 lbs- 5.40, 28.5"

 

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Phillips.449's picture

Well that puts it into perspective!!!! DAAAAAAAMN Scarlet!

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Liening's picture

Have you ever seen a 305-pounder who looks that trim?  Imagine what he will look like after Mickey's weight training!  Holy smokes, he is going to be fun to watch.  

GLiening

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MikeTheBuckeye's picture

I knew Urban was a fan of recruiting the speedsters. Looks like he enjoys recruiting giants too.

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buckskin's picture

Great news.  This is one flip that definetly won't be a flop.  Truly ironic that I'm watching the U 30 for 30 right now.

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rkylet83's picture

Wow, if he keeps growing he can just pick up the defensive lineman and throw him down the field or out of bounds.  

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AngryWoody's picture

 

Our Honor Defend!

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CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Welcome to Ohio State Kevin!  Glad to hear you're a part of Buckeye Nation now!

Go Bucks!!

buckeyejma's picture

I see huge accolades for this new recruit...welcome aboard Mr. Feder, by the way never saw a bigger H in OH-IO!  Next up please.

Step aside Nick, Urban is the real rock star!

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Shangheyed's picture

Get him on the FG block unit!   With his long arms he might be able to grab them out of the air!

allinosu's picture

They are probably screaming pass interference.

Posterchild's picture

If anyone wants to laugh a little bit, check out the thread on Miami's 247 board.

This is so funny the kid went to their camp did real well said some nice things which he should now the Buckeyes thinks he's a lock to them.

ogama843's picture

Wow! I didn't realize it was possible to have longer arms than Alonzo Spellman!

Holy Buckeye!

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Holy shit, dude is huge.  You need huge dudes on the o-line.  Great get.

I bet this is really sitting well with The U BOOHOO faithful.

Class of 2010.

bigDbuck's picture

WOW on those measurables!! Is gonna give FG kickers absolute nightmares!!!