For the second time in a month, the Buckeyes have landed a commitment from a four-star talent from well outside of the Big Ten footprint who has never visited Columbus. This time, it's four-star running back J.K. Dobbins, from La Grange, Texas.
Dobbins, the country's fourth-ranked tailback, was offered by Ohio State just two weeks ago and, as noted, has never visited the school.
The Dobbins File
- Class: 2017
- Size: 5-10/200
- Pos: RB
- School: La Grange (Texas)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: (4) APB
With offers from Notre Dame, Baylor, Texas, Oklahoma, Stanford and TCU among his many, Dobbins is a player that could have chosen any school in the country. Tony Alford, who has been recruiting Dobbins, gets the big win for the Buckeyes with commitment.
According to his high school coach, Dobbins' measurables are off the charts.
According to Kates, Dobbins runs a 4.3 40 and has a 42-inch vertical.
“He’s got all those measurables that college guys want, but once they turn on the film, you really want him just because he’s a football player over everything else,” Kates said. “He’s one of those kids, I’d be underselling if I said it’s a once-in-a-career. Just an excellent kid that wants to be great.
Dobbins is the second running back committed in Ohio State's 2017 class, which currently ranks as the nation's top class.