Jarrett Guarantano Addresses Rumors Surrounding His Recruitment

By Jeremy Birmingham on February 5, 2015 at 9:10 pm
Jarrett Guarantano

Tonight there were Twitter rumors circulating that Ohio State's top quarterback target in 2016, Jarrett Guarantano from Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey, was no longer going to be Ohio State's "guy" for 2016 at the position because he had decided to, in his own words, "take a few steps back with this recruiting thing."

Steps back were needed because Guarantano had planned on making his college decision soon, possibly even as soon as tomorrow, but after talking things over with his family, decided it was best to wait a bit longer.

"I'm just weighing all my options, making sure that I am doing the right thing," Guarantano told Eleven Warriors. "There wasn't anything specific that 'happened' to affect me. I just need to settle down and not feel like I'm hurrying anything. I have time, why not use some more of it?"

Guarantano addressed the rumors that he saw on Twitter specifically.

"These 'sources' aren't true," the country's 6th-ranked quarterback added. "I saw some guys saying things that are just not close to being true. Stuff about Ohio State and it's just not close to true. (Urban) Meyer had their whole staff talk to me yesterday, on signing day."

"It's just crazy," he added. "I love that people are interested in my recruitment but occasionally people just need to stop and realize that we're just kids and all they do when they talk about (recruits), especially when they're saying stuff they don't know about? It just hurts the way we look at the school they root for or whatever."

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