11W Community Interview: Three-Star Running Back Commit Master Teague III

By Andrew Lind on November 30, 2017 at 2:15 pm
Master Teague III

The 11W Community Interview is truly of the people, by the people and for the people. You submit the questions and then we pass them on to the biggest names in the world of Ohio State athletics.

Murfressboro, Tennessee, Blackman three-star running back Master Teague III became the 13th member of Ohio State's Supreme '18 recruiting class when he pledged his services to the Buckeyes just days after he landed an offer during a one-day camp in June.

Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Tennessee were among the programs pursuing him the hardest, but the 5-foot-11, 210-pound Teague decided long before the aforementioned visit that Ohio State was where he wanted to be — it was just a matter of proving to the coaches he was worthy of an offer.

Fast forward a little over five months, and Teague is eager to get back on the football field. He suffered a season-ending ankle injury in September, but will be back to full strength by the time he steps on campus. 

Teague will sign with the Buckeyes during the Early Signing Period and enroll in classes in January. But first, he sits down and talks with our readers about the recruiting process, his recovery, moving away from home and more in the 11W Community Interview.

What are you most looking forward to when you get to campus? - NHBuckeye

MT: “I'm most looking forward to experiencing what it's like being a student-athlete at the college level.”

How is your recovery/rehab going? - SweetBabyDave

MT: “My recovery is going well. I've recently been able to start running again and it feels great!”

Was leaving your home state a hard decision? - SoulPatrol32

MT: “Leaving Tennessee wasn't a hard decision, but of course I will be thinking about my family and being six hours away from them.”

Fill in the blank: I model my style of play after...? - KiddBuckeye

MT: “I don't model my style after any one person, but my favorite running backs are Bo Jackson and Leonard Fournette. I think that I run similar to Tony Dorsett.”

Is there an aspect of your overall game that you are focused on improving the most? What aspect of your game do you pride yourself on most? - Bergy22

MT: “I would like to continue working to improve my catching ability. I pride myself most on being able to hit the hole hard and fast to get to the second level.”

What will you be studying once you arrive on campus? - SeattleLinga

MT: “I don't know what my major will be yet, but look forward to figuring that out.”

Any concerns with the colder weather? Have you shoveled snow before? - BradentonBuck

MT: “I'm not worried about the cold. My mom was born and raised near Chicago, so I've experienced the cold and snow before. Never shoveled snow though!”

Alternate uniforms. Love them, or give me tradition? - Kbonay

MT: “I like the the alternate uniforms, but give me the traditional ones.”

What type of person is Ohio State getting? - David43207

MT: “Ohio State is getting someone who is gonna work hard and give full effort on and off the field. I'm God fearing and loyal. I'm excited to start this new chapter of my life.”

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