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Ohio State Football Recruiting: Buckeyes lose 4-star QB Travis Waller to Oregon

Four-star quarterback Travis Waller out of Servite High School in Anaheim, California was one of the many quarterback targets on the list for the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2015 recruiting class. However, as of late, it was said that the interest between Waller and the Buckeyes had waned a bit, and after Tuesday, the hopes of landing him are gone.

Via his twitter account on Tuesday morning, Waller announced that he has committed to play football for the Oregon Ducks next year, spurning not only the Buckeyes, but the likes of Alabama as well.

The dual-threat sensation is one of the most coveted players in the nation, and while we won’t get the chance to see him shine in Columbus, there’s no arguing the fact that Oregon is one of the best places that can accentuate his talents.

And, he knows that as well…

“I can use my legs even more and show my dual-threat,” Waller said. “It should be a fun four years of being a Duck.”

Waller also cited the fact that, despite all the offers, it was his desire to stay as close to home as possible.

“I took an unofficial visit to Oregon in January and loved the campus, coaches and players,” Waller said. “The players are family and they don’t treat anyone different. They play in the PAC-12 North and its an hour flight from home so my mom can come to my games.”

Although it is disappointing that he won’t be playing inside Ohio Stadium, best of luck to him in his future in Eugene.

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  • Ducksfan

    As a long-time Ducks fan, reading the above article about ‘losing the prospect,’ I am impressed and salute the class and sportsmanship spirit of your website’s reporting of his committing to the Ducks, and your wishing him well there. In the often acrimonious and often lacking behavior in today’s ultra-competitive College sports domain, it’s refreshing to see even a small hint of class. Good luck to your program as well Buckeyes! And see you in the post-season somewhere!

  • JustinOSU99

    Just a quick comment — You don’t really “lose” a recruit when you have never offered him a scholarship. There was not enough interest to do so.