Urban Meyer, one of the recruiting world's foremost authorities on the art of the flip, is at it again. This time it's Baltimore's Kareem Felder, previously committed to Virginia Tech, who has decided Ohio State was the right decision for him.
The commitment comes weeks after an April 9th visit to Columbus and a trip to Clemson.
The Felder File
- Class: 2016
- Size: 5-11/165
- Pos: CB
- School: St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, MD)
- Composite Rating: ★★★
- Composite Rank: 104 (CB)
Felder is a three-star prospect, ranked as the country's 104th-ranked cornerback, but is a player that Ohio State has had high on their board for a few months. He's an aggressive tackler, he runs well and has active, violent hands; all traits highly sought after by Urban Meyer's coaching staff. He chose the Buckeyes over Virginia Tech, Clemson, Nebraska, West Virginia, Iowa, North Carolina and others.
Felder's long-time position coach, Cory Robinson, shared his thoughts on his protégé.
"Kareem is a 'dawg', he's the kind of player that opposing coaches wish they had on their roster," Robinson told 11W. "He has the ability to impact the game from anywhere on the field. He plays with reckless abandon, yet is coachable and trust-worthy. His technique in the line of fire – and I've been blessed to coach over 25 Division One defensive backs so far – stands among the best I've ever coached; and he still has so much left still to develop. There is a reason why Urban Meyer and Kerry Coombs believe he is one of the country's best for 2016."
Felder is Ohio State's 13th commitment in their 2016 recruiting class and the first cornerback in what is likely to be a two cornerback class. He was named to the US Army All-American National Combine Team for his performance in San Antonio in January.
Eleven Warriors will have more on the commitment of Kareem Felder and quotes from him soon.