Just two days after he earned a scholarship offer from Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer during a one-day camp in Columbus, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Blackman three-star running back Master Teague has committed to the Buckeyes.
The Teague File
- Class: 2018
- Size: 5-foot-11, 212 pounds
- Pos: RB
- School: Blackman (Murfreesboro, TN)
- Composite Rating: ★★★
- Composite Rank: 25 (RB)
The 5-foot-11, 212-pound Teague is considered the 25th-best running back and No. 501 prospect overall in the Class of 2018. He picked the Buckeyes over two dozen offers from programs such as Auburn, Georgia and Tennessee.
Teague shared his thoughts on his decision with Eleven Warriors:
I know that God has blessed me and I just wanted to take some time and share a little about my recruiting journey. I have never been a person that likes a lot of attention but being recruited definitely gets you a lot of attention. I don't know if I will ever get use to that much attention. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ teaches me to serve not to be served.
This process has been an exciting but sometimes stressful one as well, but I was able to be at peace to the help of my parents. They have been by my side through the whole journey guiding me and us putting our minds together. I have built many relationships with a lot of schools and have experienced the differences of each. The Ohio State University coaching staff and I have been able to build a close relationship over the past several months. I have really enjoyed getting to know them all. I would like to thank all the people now and in the past that have helped bring me up to were I am today. I would also like to thank all the schools that believed in me and were involved in my recruiting. The hard part of recruiting is telling other schools that I will be apart of their program.
Although this journey is coming to a close and my decision has been made, I will not let my guard down. I want to keep working hard and practicing and perfecting my craft. I plan on helping my high school team be the best we can be and hopefully that carries us to state championship! I not only play for my team or myself. I play for Jesus Christ and give him the glory no matter the situation, outcome or circumstance. Not only in football, but in life.
Teague visited Ohio State for the first time last October, and immediately took an interest in the program. Running backs coach Tony Alford returned the favor during the spring evaluation period, stopping by Blackman twice to watch him practice.
It wasn't until Meyer got to see Teague work out in person at Friday's camp that the Buckeyes offered him a scholarship. That's what sealed the deal, though the relationship Alford established with him over the least few months was key in landing his pledge.
Teague becomes the 13th member of Ohio State's 2018 recruiting class, joining five-star defensive tackle Taron Vincent, five-star quarterback Emory Jones, five-star defensive end Brenton Cox, four-star offensive tackle Max Wray, four-star defensive end Andrew Chatfield, four-star linebackers Dallas Gant and Teradja Mitchell, four-star cornerback Sevyn Banks, four-star safeties Josh Proctor and Jaiden Woodbey, four-star running back Brian Snead and four-star all-purpose back Jaelen Gill.
Eleven Warriors will have more on Teague's pledge shortly.