Beavercreek’s Domicone commits to Ohio State; Penciled in at DB

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Beavercreek’s Zach Domicone
Beavercreek, Ohio, safety Zach Domicone told Bucknuts.com on Friday
that he had received a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes and would be
making an official visit to Ohio State this weekend.  Domicone also
said that if things went as he thought they might, there was a definite
possibility that he would commit to the Buckeyes. Domicone did just that before leaving Columbus early this afternoon.


Beavercreek, Ohio, safety Zach Domicone told Bucknuts.com on Friday that he had received a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes and would be making an official visit to Ohio State this weekend.  Domicone also said that if things went as he thought they might, there was a definite possibility that he would commit to the Buckeyes.

Domicone did just that before leaving Columbus early this afternoon.

“I committed to Ohio State,” Domicone said moments ago.  “I met with coach (Jim) Tressel at the end of my visit and I committed.  I went in (to the visit) with high expectations and they were exceeded.”

Domicone's commitment to the Buckeyes caps a whirlwind and amazing weekend for the safety/quarterback.

Domicone had a scholarship offer from new Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini who projected Domicone as a Craig Steltz type player at the next level.  But on Friday two schools came into the picture that previously had not been in contact with Domicone, Ohio State and Oklahoma.

The Sooners called on Friday morning, offered a scholarship, and scheduled Domicone to leave on Saturday morning for an official visit to Norman.  Then on Friday afternoon Domicone received two calls from the Buckeyes, the first saying a couple OSU coaches would be out on Monday to see Domicone, the second from Jim Tressel offering Domicone a scholarship.

“They said they don't review tape during the season,” Domicone said of the Buckeyes.  “After the bowl game they had a recruiting meeting.  They decided safety was a position of need.  And they decided who to bring in.”

After talking to Tressel, Domicone decided against visiting Oklahoma this weekend and instead headed for Columbus on Saturday morning.  As they say, the rest is history.

“Growing up an Ohio State fan, if I could pick any school it would have been Ohio State,” Domicone said.  “Ohio State has the whole package.  I'm definitely excited.”

While in Columbus Domicone was hosted by Buckeye tight end Jake Ballard who is also from southwest Ohio.

“We toured the Woody (Hayes Facility),” Domicone said.  “We toured the campus.  We met with the academic staff and the support staff.  We went to a fancy steakhouse at Easton on Saturday night.”

The 6-foot-3 and 215-pound Domicone led Beavercreek to its first winning season in 15 years with a 6-4 record this year.  He has been Beavercreek's starting quarterback since the beginning of his sophomore year.  However Domicone suffered a season-ending injury the first game of that season.  The past two season's Domicone earned Greater Western Ohio Conference honors.  As a senior he was a first-team All-GWOC selection and second-team All-Southwest District as a defensive back.

Domicone intercepted a pass and forced a fumble during his senior season.  He also rushed for 1111 yards and nine touchdowns while passing for 600 yards and five scores.  He separated his left shoulder and missed two games, but is 100% healthy once again.

Domicone is also a member of Beavercreek's 1,600 meter relay team that finished sixth in the state last year.  He has a 3.7 GPA and scored a 1710 on the SAT.

Prior to this weekend Domicone had official visits scheduled to Nebraska Jan. 18 and Connecticut Jan. 25.  However after visiting the Buckeyes Domicone said he is done with his trips.

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