11W Community Interview: Miamisburg Five-Star Offensive Tackle Commit Josh Myers

By Andrew Lind on January 8, 2017 at 11:30 am
Josh Myers

The 11W Community Interview is truly of the people, by the people and for the people. You submit the questions and then we pass them on to the biggest names in the world of Ohio State athletics.

Miamisburg five-star offensive tackle Josh Myers is the second-longest tenured member of Ohio State's 2017 recruiting class, having committed to the Buckeyes in January 2015; only five-star cornerback Shaun Wade has been on board longer.

The 6-foot-6, 306-pound Myers led the Vikings to their first 10-win season as a senior and was named a USA TODAY and U.S. Army All-American as a result. He will enroll in classes at Ohio State on Monday and is expected to compete for the starting right guard position as a true freshman with Billy Price's move to center.

But first, he sits down and talks with our readers about the recruiting process, breakfast toppings and more in the 11W Community Interview.

Who has been the most instrumental person in your life helping push you to reach your goals? - Elks' Comb Over

JM: "My immediate family has always helped me the most with reaching my goals. My mom was an All-American basketball player and has helped me with footwork as much as anyone. My two brother and my dad really helped with the technical points of football and being an offensive lineman. They have always encouraged me to be the best that I can be."

After being trained by strength coach Mickey Marotti, how many tires do you hope to be able to flip simultaneously? - UnknownMusketeer

JM: "I'm not sure! Coach Mick is amazing though."

Making a grocery run soon to stock our shelves before the 2017 class arrives. I imagine you're all about pancakes. Do you settle for the imitation stuff or demand real maple syrup? - OSU992

JM: "I'm more of the Aunt Jemima type of guy."

What are some things you still need to learn from a technique standpoint as you transition into college? - Buckslan

JM: "I have learned and spent a lot of time working on technique in run and pass blocking. I think for me it is more of just perfecting that technique, more specifically in my pass protection."

At what age did you first start watching Ohio State football and who did the Buckeyes play the first time you watched a game at the Shoe? - Seattle Linga

JM: "I have always been a huge Coach [Urban] Meyer fan, so when he became Ohio State's head coach, that is when I started watching them. My first game in the shoe was my freshman year and they played Indiana. It snowed and I was severely under-dressed."

To an outsider, this might sound like a strange question — but how cool is it to know you're about to become a Slob? - Buckeye Phi

JM: "I have been waiting to become one for a long time and its extremely exciting that I finally am about to be one in a few days."

What kind of music do you listen to? Any hidden talents — cooking, playing an instrument, etc...? - Bukyze

JM: "I listen to Christian and Country music, and occasionally some Rock like Aerosmith and Guns N' Roses."

I know you committed early in the process, however, what were some ways coaches tried to sway you from Ohio State? Also, what are some of the weirder things that you heard in other people's recruitment? - Gobucks544

JM: "The day before i committed, I called all the coaches that had been recruiting me pretty hard and told them that I was going to Ohio State, so most of them stopped reaching out. But there was a few schools that came in and told me that they hadn't gotten the chance to recruit me yet and wanted me to give them a chance. Unfortunately, I don't know and truly crazy recruiting stories."

When your mom yells at you, does she still call you Joshua? - Kyson12

JM: "When my mom yells at me she always has and always will refer to me as Joshua David, and it is absolutely terrifying."

What football player did you idolize growing up? - Mockjocks

JM: "I've always been a Bengals fan, so I always idolized Carson Palmer."

Who have you tried to model your game after? Favorite football memory, so far? - Brutus0717

JM: "I try to model my game after Orlando Pace. That is nearly impossible to do, but it is always good to set high standards. My favorite football memory would have to be a tie. The day i committed was unbelievably emotional and important to me. The other would be our first playoff win in school history this past season. I have never experienced so much joy in my life."

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