April 18, 2012

Buckeyes land four-star QB

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The roll continues for Ohio State and head coach Urban Meyer. Yesterday, the Buckeyes landed an in-state defensive lineman and today they went national, grabbing four-star quarterback J.T. Barrett out of Wichita Falls (Tex.) Rider High School. The 6-foot-1, 209-pound dual-threat prospect gave the Ohio State coaching staff the news, early on Wednesday afternoon.

"It's true (I committed)," Barrett informed BuckeyeGrove.com via text message.

Barrett had made an unofficial visit to Columbus last month and after listing Ohio State among his top suitors for the last several weeks, decided it was time to make the call.

"I feel Ohio State is the place for me," he said. "I felt if I would have went somewhere else, I would be missing out so I wanted to be a part of the Buckeye family."

Barrett is the No. 134 ranked player in the nation by Rivals.com and the nation's sixth best quarterback prospect. Barrett is coming off a huge junior season in which he accumulated over 3,000 yards of total offense and scored more than 20 total touchdowns. Barrett is the tenth verbal commitment for Ohio State in the 2013 recruiting cycle.

Stay tuned to BuckeyeGrove.com for more on this breaking news story.


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