OSU Commitments

POSTED BY: News Department
Wednesday, February 6, 2002 - 09:25 PM
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Maurice Clarett: Considered a top 100 player nationally by most recuiting services. Great blend of size and speed. Plans to graduate in December and enroll at Ohio State in January. Commited to Ohio State immediately upon hearing that Jim Tressel was named head coach. Missed half of his junior season due to an injury but still rushed for over 1000 yards. Outstanding student.

Justin Zwick: Said to be the best QB prospect to come out of the state of Ohio since Art Schlichter. One of the top QB prospects in the nation. As a freshman at Orrville High School he compled 135 of 269 passes for 50%, 2202 yards, 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions and led his team to the D-IV state championship. Transfered to Massilon Washington for his sophomore season where he was 165 of 327 for 50%, 2557 yards, 29 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. As a Jr, he was 191 of 346, 55% 2460 yards, 23 touchdowns, 9 interceptions. Hon Mention All State Div. 4 as a freshman. Div 1 first team his Jr. year. Outstanding student with 3.83 GPA.

Doug Datish: Considered by many to be the top OL in Ohio and one of the best in the nation. Son of former Buckeye offensive lineman Mike Datisch. Chose Ohio State over Colorado, Michigan, Tennessee and Notre Dame all of which had offered a scholarship. Easily qualified academically with a 3.5 GPA and a 23 on the ACT.

Mike D'Andrea: Rated the number one linebacker in the state of Ohio and the number one prospect overall in the state of Ohio this year by Bill Kurelic. Rated one of the best linebacker prospects in the country by most scouting services. Amazing physical specimen. Chose OSU over Nebraska in a tight race. Good student with 3.6 GPA and 1060 on the SAT. Finished the season with close to 150 tackles and three interceptions.

RJ Coleman: TE 6-6 250lbs 4.8

Joel Penton: DE 6-5 235 4.8

TJ Downing: 6-5 280 4.9

EJ Underwood: DB 6-1 175 4.45

Jay Richardson: 6-5 240 4.8

Stan White Jr.: LB/TE 6-3 235 4.6

Brandon Micthell: DT 6-4 285 4.5

Quinn Pitcock: DT 6-4 285 4.8

Nate Salley: DB 6-3 180 4.5

Santonio Holmes: 5-11 178 4.4

Bobby Carpenter: LB 6-3 235 4.6

Troy Smith: QB 6-1 200

Derek Morris: OL 6-6 340 5.1

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