Updated Sat, May 4, 2013 10:25 pm
Ohio University landed its second commit for the 2014 class Saturday when right-handed quarterback Joey Duckworth verbally committed to the school according to Mark Porter of scoutingohio.com. Duckworth joins Kyle Kuhar as the first two members of the 2014 class.
Duckworth is a 6-foot-3-inch, 215-pound, 3-star quarterback from Louisville High School, in Louisville, Ohio. A pocket-passer with a zippy arm, Duckworth is rated as the 48th best quarterback prospect in the nation according to 247Sports.com. He had offers from six schools, including Toledo and Kent State and had interest from several BCS schools including Ohio State and Penn State.
Ohio missed out on a quarterback in the 2013 class when James Walsh decommitted for Boston College weeks before national signing day. With Tyler Tettleton set to graduate after this season, Ohio needed a quarterback in its 2014 class.
Duckworth is a good get, but goes away from the type of quarterbacks Ohio has gone after in recent years. He’s a more pro-style pocket passer, whereas Walsh was one of the better rated dual-threat quarterbacks in the 2013 class.
But with his skill set Duckworth continues to receive interest and cannot make his commitment official until National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 6, 2014.