The Ohio State Buckeyes, while still trying to build the 2015 class, received a huge commitment for 2016 in the form of running back George Hill out of Hubbard, Ohio.
While the offers he could have received from other major schools within the next year could have been astounding, Hill chose to remain close to home and play for the Buckeyes in two seasons.
When asked about the decision, he simply did state that he just wants to be close to home.
“It is where my family is,” Hill told cleveland.com via text message Sunday evening. “It’s my state, and I just don’t get the comfort feeling when I am out of state like I do when I’m in the state. Knowing that my family isn’t far away and that I can do something for my state is what (made Ohio State the right choice).”
After the impressive performance last weekend at Ohio State camp, Hill immediately made the pledge to head coach Urban Meyer, who was more than happy to have him as a commit.
“We were sitting on the couch in his office,” Hill said. “When I told him, we stood up and he told me congratulations and welcome. He was definitely happy to have me.”
Despite having to share the backfield in high school, Hill is one of the more explosive runners in the 2016 class, and he fits the Buckeyes’ offensive system rather well.
Down the road, there’s no telling what this young man can produce.