As if Ohio State's National Signing Day didn't go pleasantly enough, one of the team's leading recruiters was recognized for his grind on the recruiting trail – defensive backs coach Kerry Coombs was named the Rivals Recruiter of the Year.
“Ohio State did its best job ever recruiting nationally this year and Coombs was a huge part of that in addition to some key work locally as well,” Rivals.com National Recruiting Analyst Mike Farrell said. “Kids like his enthusiasm and they certainly take notice of what he and the Buckeyes do when it comes to putting players in the NFL."
Coombs' recruiting efforts helped the Buckeyes bring in perhaps their best group of defensive backs ever. He was the lead recruiter for defensive backs Isaiah Pryor, Marcus Williamson, Amir Riep and Kendall Sheffield while assisting in the recruitment of five-stars Shaun Wade and Jeffrey Okudah.
Here's to more titles – recruiting, conference and national – in his coaching future.