Pickerington Central fullback/running back Zach Boren ended his recruiting today by committing to the Ohio State University. Boren follows his older brother Justin to Columbus, who recently transferred from Michigan to Ohio State.
Recruiting Analyst Bill Kurelic has more.
The Ohio State fans that assumed after Justin Boren decided to transfer to OSU that brother Zach Boren would follow were correct. Moments ago the younger Boren told Bucknuts.com he is a Buckeye.
“I committed this morning,” Boren said. “The coaches, the tradition and the fans are the best in the country. I realized that the Ohio State University is the best place for me.
The 6-foot-1 and 240-pound Boren, who also had scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Akron, Kent State, Toledo and Miami of Ohio, will likely play linebacker for the Bucks.
“Ohio State is talking about linebacker,” Boren said. “But they also want me to learn fullback. There's a good chance I'll graduate early, so I could get in there and learn both. Coach (Luke) Fickell says he likes me as a middle linebacker.”
Boren also would like to play baseball for the Buckeyes.
“I'm working out for football and playing baseball,” he said. “I want to play both sports in college. Ohio State has come out to see me (play baseball) this spring. I think they might be at my game again (today).”
On the grid-iron Boren made 182 tackles and intercepted three passes during his junior season. He also rushed for 200 yards and scored four times in leading Central to an 11-1 record.
Boren joins Dorian Bell, Jordan Whiting and Storm Klein to give the Buckeyes four linebackers in the 2009 recruiting class. That should wrap things up this recruiting season at linebacker for the OSU staff.
“They told me if I committed they would be done with linebackers this year,” Boren said.
Boren prefers defense, but will be ready to help out wherever is needed once he gets to Ohio State.
“They also want me to learn fullback,” Boren said on Monday night. “There's a good chance I'll graduate early, so I could get in there and learn both. Coach (Luke) Fickell says he likes me as a middle linebacker.”