Athens QB Burrow Commits To Ohio State

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Athens quarterback Joe Burrow had made it known that he wanted to decide on his collegiate plans before his senior season began this August.

Tuesday morning, Burrow followed through on his word, as he announced that he had committed to the Ohio State University on his Twitter account.

Burrow, who stands at 6-foot-4, is rated as a four-star recruit and listed by as the nation’s No. 10 dual-threat quarterback and Ohio’s No.14 recruit.

He is the third commitment to Ohio State’s 2015 class, and according to 247Sports, he chose the Buckeyes over the likes of Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kentucky, Minnesota, Maryland, N.C. State, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.

Burrow also held a scholarship offer from the hometown Ohio Bobcats, where his father, Jimmy, is the defensive coordinator.

He took an unofficial visit to OSU on April 4, and then received the offer from OSU on Tuesday.

Asked about his commitment to OSU, Burrow told 247Sports that he “couldn’t turn down the opportunity to win multiple National Championships and to be coached by Urban Meyer.”

In 2013, Burrow emerged as one of the best quarterback prospects in the country, throwing for 3,792 yards and 47 touchdowns, and running for another 589 yards and nine touchdowns. The season led to him being named the 2013 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Ohio.