Generally with this monthly recruiting piece, you’d love to be like the Alabama’s and Florida State’s of the world and have five or six commitments to introduce to Buckeyes fans. Unfortunately, at this point in the recruiting cycle, Urban Meyer and the coaching staff have fallen a bit behind.
With just three verbal commitments so far for the 2015 class, here’s where Ohio State sits in the rankings as the month of May winds down and he head into the summer months.
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No, those aren’t the numbers that you want to see, however there is still a lot of time between now and National Signing Day the first Wednesday in February, so there’s no need to panic just yet.
As we’ve known thus far, coming into the month the Buckeyes had two longtime verbal commits in cornerbacks Eric Glover-Williams and Jamel Dean. Both of those young men have been committed to Columbus since the 2013 calendar year, and it doesn’t appear that will change any time soon.
Meet the New Guy
However, in the bit of good news from the month of May, Glover-Williams and Dean were finally joined by the third commit of thise 2015 class, quarterback Joe Burrow.
Burrow, a 3-star prospect right out of the state of Ohio in Athens, committed to the Buckeyes last week, finally ending the long-standing drought that was worrying everyone.
He spurned offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, East Carolina and Central Michigan to pledge his allegiance to Coach Meyer and the Buckeyes.
Torrance Gibson Still Likes Us!
It was great grabbing Burrow as that third recruit, but after the glee wore off, the light bulbs in everyone’s heads began to go off and they asked: “So, does this mean we’re out of the race for Torrance Gibson?”
Well, have no fear, Buckeyes fans, because just a few days after Burrow gave his commitment, Gibson named his top seven in order, and while not at the top, Ohio State was still on there.
Even in talking to 247 Sports after revealing the list, Gibson made it clear that the Burrow commitment isn’t affecting his decision making.
“It’s just the staff and (Buckeyes head coach) Urban Meyer is a great coach. They have a great offensive coordinator (Tom Herman). Braxton Miller is leaving after this year and they are looking for someone to fill his spot. Even though they took a four-star quarterback (Joe Burrow) that doesn’t change my opinion of them. The Buckeyes are still a great program. I’ll visit them for the first time in the fall for an official visit. I talk to (Director of Player Personnel) Mark Pantoni and Urban on Twitter. I haven’t talked to coach Herman in a while. That’s probably why they are No. 5 for me.”
Again, folks, with it only being May, there’s really no need to panic at the moment. And to be honest, before there is more backlash, despite being on his list, the chances are slim that Gibson will be coming to Columbus.
So for now, let’s just all rejoice at the fact that young Mr. Burrow decided to end the drought.