Rivals currently has Ezekiel “Zeke” Elliott listed as the #20 running back in the country for the 2013 class. Zeke Elliott led the St. Louis region with 42 touchdowns, 1800+ yards rushing, and threw in another 400+ yards receiving on 23 catches as a junior. As if that weren’t enough of a resume builder to get landed by a major program like OSU, he has also been selected as Second Team All-League in basketball, and is the fastest hurdler in the area. His speed and elusiveness, as well as his hurdling prowess, make him easily comparable to another recent Buckeye (Ted Ginn Jr.), but Elliott is running on a frame built more for taking football hits than the pencil thin Teddy Jr. was when entering Ohio State at 165 lbs soaking wet.
Zeke Elliott is certainly a very interesting prospect in this class, as he could pair with Jalin Marshall to become a very scary combination for OSU’s offense. Urban Meyer is still looking for his “go-to” player on offense that can stretch the field and has potential to go for 6 on any given play, and the athletes in his 2013 class certainly appear to fill that void. In his highlight clips you can see that this young man has the ability to take a sweep and beat defenders to the corner, stretch them down the field and catch the ball with his hands, or go between the tackles and pound it into the endzone. In other words, he’s extremely athletic and very versatile…exactly what Meyer wants to bring to his upcoming offenses. Click to see the stats and junior highlight video of OSU’s 6th commitment in the 2013 class…
Weight: 200 lbs
Hometown/School: Saint Louis, MO/John Burroughs High School
Position: Running Back
Welcome to Ohio State, Mr. Elliott.
2011 Highlight Video