Aurora defensive lineman Adam Bellamy landed the Ohio State scholarship offer he wanted on Monda. Bellamy did not commit to the Buckeyes immediately, but it didn't take long. He gave Ohio State head coach JimTressel his verbal commitment today as he became Ohio State commitment No. 17
Aurora defensive lineman Adam Bellamy landed the Ohio State scholarship offer he wanted on Monda. Bellamy did not commit to the Buckeyes immediately, but it didn't take long. He gave Ohio State head coach JimTressel his verbal commitment today as he became Ohio State commitment No. 17.
“I just talked to (Ohio State),” Bellamy said. “I gave them a verbal. I talked to coach (Jim) Tressel. He said it's a great day for the Buckeyes. He said he's looking forward to me playing for them.”
Bellamy had a dozen scholarship offers on the table including Michigan, Michigan State, Boston College, West Virginia, Kansas, Indiana, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and Cincinnati before announcing his commitment to Ohio State.
“I just got good vibes from the Ohio State coaches,” Bellamy said. “Ohio State has a real good reputation. The facilities are nice. And I know a lot of people who go there.”
The 6-4 and 275-pound Bellamy helped his team finish with a 10-1 record during his junior season. He made 48 tackles including six sacks and did not allow a sack while playing offensive tackle on the other side of the ball.
“I'm pretty sure I'll be an interior defensive lineman (for the Buckeyes),” Bellamy said. “But wherever they want me is fine.”
Bellamy is the third defensive linemen in the Buckeyes' 2009 recruiting class joining Melvin Fellows from Garfield Heights, Ohio, and John Simon from Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney. The OSU class figures to number at least 20 signees and could reach as high as 23 or 24 by signing day in February.
“I talked to John Simon last night,” Bellamy said. “He wanted me to be a Buckeye.”
Bellamy has a visit to Michigan scheduled for Friday. It sounds like he won't be making that visit, though he is not certain.
“I'm not sure what I should do about that,” he said.
He is sure he wants to be a Buckeye.
“I just had a real good gut feeling about Ohio State, so I went for it,” Bellamy said.
And with that decision the Buckeyes have added another outstanding piece to their 2009 recruiting class and Jim Tressel has again beaten Rich Rodriguez on another prospect.