Four-Star Running Back Demario McCall Commits to Ohio State

By Jeremy Birmingham on March 28, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Demario McCall, Ohio's top uncommitted player, is no longer uncommitted.

According to sources at Ohio State who spoke with Eleven Warriors and his high school coach Luke Durbin, McCall becomes the third top-five running back in the country committed to Urban Meyer and Ohio State.

The McCall File

  • Class: 2016
  • Size: 5-11/180
  • Pos: RB
  • School: North Ridgeville (North Ridgeville, OH)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★★
  • Composite Rank: 3 

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound speedster from North Ridgeville and the country's third-ranked running back, commited to the Buckeyes over offers from Notre Dame, Michigan State, West Virginia, Georgia, Arizona State and a dozen others. 

With a Buckeye-timed 4.34-40-yard dash last summer at Friday Night Lights, McCall's calling card is speed, but he's also a stronger-than-expected ballcarrier with above-average vision who can break tackles as well as outrun them. He's a perfect fit for the role currently occupied by Ohio State's Dontre Wilson in the slot or out of the backfield.

McCall's commitment will team him up with Ohio's George Hill – ranked as the fourth best tailback in the country – and New Jersey's Kareem Walker – ranked first – and give the Buckeyes an absolute embarrassment of riches in their 2016 recruiting class. He is Ohio State's eighth commitment in 2016 and gives the Buckeyes another of Ohio's top talents: he's the sixth pledge from Ohio in what could be one of the state's most talented groups in years. 

Eleven Warriors will have more on the commitment of Demario McCall as soon as possible. It was expected that despite his pledge he will still visit Michigan State on April 9th, but that is no longer the case according to Durbin.

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