Pruehs Commits To Ohio

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Ohio Football received a verbal commitment Saturday night from center Jake Pruehs to the 2014 recruiting class as reported by both’s Simone Scott and’s Mark Porter.

Pruehs is a 6-foot-2, 285 pound center from St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio. Unranked by any major scouting services, Pruehs received an offer from Ohio on Tuesday, June 18, and committed to Ohio just four days later.

 “I didn’t want to lose the great opportunity I have with OU. Out of all of my offers and schools of interest, Ohio ranks on top in every category,” Pruehs told Scott and Saturday night.

He chose Ohio over offers from Eastern Michigan and most of the Ivy League, including Yale. The senior possess a 4.2 GPA through three years of school and told Dave Berk of that he was looking for a school that possessed both good academics and good football.

But on the field Preuhs commitment fills a void left by center Kirk Barron’s decision to flip his commitment to Purdue a week before. The two worked out together at the Purdue camp, where both were considered two of the top-five recruits at the June 9, camp.

Preuhs pushes the number of recruits in Ohio’s 2014 recruiting class back up to six, and is the third offensive lineman in the class, joining tight end’s Connor Brown and Kyle Kuhar and offensive guard Stephen Langenkamp.

Like all verbal commitments Preuhs has the ability to switch his decision at any time before he signs his National Letter of Intent. The first day he can make his commitment binding by signing his NLI is on National Signing Day, which takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.