Beating Jim Harbaugh, Mark Dantonio and Brian Kelly for a verbal commitment from Michael Jordan? Recruiting does not get much better than that for Urban Meyer.
Well, OK, maybe if it were THE Michael Jordan (at least for PR purposes), but Meyer surely is still happy to pull in a football player by that name who is rated the No. 2 overall prospect in the state of Michigan by Scout.com.
i am proud to announce i will be playing football for The Ohio State
Jordan is Ohio State’s 15th verbal commitment for 2016 and ranked a four-star prospect. He is the No. 16 offensive tackle in the country and trails only uncommitted wide receiver Donnie Corley of Detroit King as far as players in his home state.
Jordan is ranked No. 146 nationally, and he is the third player to commit to Ohio State this week, joining three-star cornerback Kareem Felder of Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances and punter Drue Chrisman of Cincinnati La Salle.
Jordan is also the third offensive lineman in Ohio State’s 2016 class, joining four-star prospect Tyler Gerald and three-star prospect Jack Wohlabaugh.
Ohio State signed two players from Michigan in February and another in 2014, and Jordan’s commitment would seem to indicate Meyer is not about to cede the momentum his program has established in recruiting north of the border despite Michigan’s hiring of Harbaugh and the continued success of Dantonio’s program at Michigan State.