2017 Offensive Line Commit Jake Moretti Suffers Knee Injury at Ohio State's Camp, Expected to Miss Senior Season

By Andrew Ellis on June 17, 2016 at 11:02 pm
Four-star offensive line commit Jake Moretti.

Ohio State class of 2017 commit Jake Moretti (Arvada, Co.) suffered a freak injury at the Buckeyes' One Day Position Camp in Columbus Friday, the prospect tells Eleven Warriors.

Moretti was warming up, running half-speed in a non-contact shuttle drill when his leg locked causing his knee to buckle.

“I suffered a knee injury at camp and nothing else is known yet. I'd appreciate if the media give us as a family some privacy until we get more information,” Moretti relayed to Eleven Warriors.

He'll return home to Colorado for diagnosis and treatment, but sources close to Ohio State believe it's a torn ACL and Moretti will miss his senior season of high school football.

Moretti, a four-star prospect who committed to Urban Meyer nearly a year ago, is part of a pair of gifted offensive tackles pledged to Ohio State's current recruiting class. He joins five-star Josh Myers (Miamisburg, Ohio), giving the Buckeyes one of the top-rated tandems at the position in this cycle.

Both were slated to participate in Nike's The Opening in early July.

Ohio State's staff spoke to the Moretti family following the injury, reaffirming his scholarship status. Moretti plans to enroll early in January 2017.

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