It was almost a two month long dry period for Ohio State on the recruiting trail before news of P Johnny Townsend committing to the Buckeyes broke last week. When it rains, it apparently pours as Urban Meyer and the OSU coaching staff got some more good news today when New Albany ATH Darron Lee committed to the program minutes ago, his mother tells Eleven Warriors.
Lee, at 6-2/205, became the thirteenth member of Ohio State's recruiting class of 2013. He has been on the radar for some time now, but interest first intensified in early June when he went step for step with top prospect Vonn Bell at OSU's first senior camp of the summer. After that camp the staff told Lee they liked what they saw, but needed some more time to make a decision when it came to offering him a scholarship.
Wanting the offer from the hometown school badly, Lee decided to come back to Columbus this past weekend to work out at camp again. After spending time at wide receiver, corner back, and safety at the last camp, Lee worked out mostly at defensive back this time, but also spent some time at linebacker. His second workout obviously did the trick as the staff was convinced they had themselves a player in the New Albany standout and extended an offer earlier today, which was accepted on the spot.
Lee plays all over the field for his high school team, including wide receiver, defensive back, and even quarterback. It is unknown exactly where he will play for the Buckeyes, but sources tell Eleven Warriors he is likely to begin his career at the star position and then move to outside linebacker once he bulks up courtesy of Mickey Marotti.
Regardless of where he ends up on the field, the Buckeyes made an excellent pick up today in Lee, who has proven on the summer camp circuit that he has all of the tools to be successful in big time college football. The Buckeyes continue to work to fill their class of 2013, which is expected to number about 20 members, so stay tuned to 11W for the latest buzz on the recruiting trail and for more on Lee's pledge to Ohio State.