Inked: Four-Star Offensive Lineman Isaiah Prince, from Greenbelt, Maryland, is Officially a Buckeye

By Jeremy Birmingham on February 4, 2015 at 9:46 am
Isaiah Prince is officially a Buckeye.
GRAAAAAAAAAAY BOX
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The future stars of Ohio State football officially begin their Buckeye careers today as standouts from all over the country put pens to their National Letters of Intent. Signing Day is here.


Eleven Warriors would like to officially welcome Isaiah Prince to the Ohio State football program.

The Prince File

  • Class: 2015
  • Size: 6-6/272
  • Pos: OL
  • School: Eleanor Roosevelt (Greenbelt, MD)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★★
  • Composite Rank: 7 (OT)

On Friday, January 23rd, Ohio State got a phone call in the early hours of the day from Greenbelt, Maryland's Isaiah Prince. Prince, slated to arrive in Columbus for an official visit later that afternoon, was calling to inform the Buckeyes that he was canceling his planned trip to Ohio State and instead would be committing to Alabama, where he had visited the previous weekend. By Friday evening, Prince had called the Buckeyes again, letting them know he felt he may have made a decision prematurely and letting them know he would still like to make a trip to Ohio for the Buckeyes big recruiting weekend if they'd let him. Ohio State welcomed Prince and his family for a visit starting on Saturday morning and by the time he left on Monday, it was clear that his decision to make the trip was the right one. 

Today, Prince becomes the 27th member of Ohio State's 2015 recruiting class, a week after decommitting from Alabama, and becomes the final piece in what can be described as nothing less than a monster offensive line haul for Urban Meyer and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Ed Warinner. The 105th-ranked player in the country and 7th-ranked offensive tackle, Prince's commitment adds versatility to an offensive line group that now features six pledges that average 6-foot-5 and 296-pounds. 

Choosing Ohio State over Alabama, Maryland, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Penn State, Michigan and dozens more, Prince was a US Army All-American bowl participant and his relationship with Buckeyes' defensive line coach Larry Johnson, Sr. has been a vital part of Ohio State's pursuit. He visited Ohio State in mid-June and while the Buckeyes and Prince maintained steady contact, it was this recent visit with his family in tow that showed Maryland's top-ranked player why Urban Meyer's football team was the right choice for him.

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