Adam Homan born to be a Buckeye


Former Coldwater FB/LB and Ohio State signee Adam Homan. (Photo by Nick Falzerano)

Adam Homan’s bloodlines at Ohio State run deep and he has already joined elder brother and Buckeye linebacker Ross on campus as an early enrollee. 

We caught up with the Coldwater product on signing day as he officially became a Buckeye.

It seems like Ohio State recruit Adam Homan has always been ahead of the curve.

The Coldwater, Ohio, product was the fourth player to give a verbal pledge to the Buckeyes in the 2009 recruiting class that includes 25 players. He committed in December 2007 and is already on campus after graduating high school early and enrolling for the winter quarter at Ohio State.

Homan was on hand Wednesday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for a signing day press conference and was joined alongside other early enrollees center Jack Mewhort, linebacker Zach Boren and linebacker Storm Klein

“Obviously, it is a very exciting day for all of us,” said Homan, who was sporting an Ohio State No. 49 jersey. “We’ve been here for about five weeks already and it is already starting to feel like home. The transition from high school to college life has been great and it makes it a lot easier when there  are three other guys going through the same stuff you’re going through.”

Ohio State was an obvious choice for Homan during his recruiting.

“It was an easy thing. I have always loved Ohio State and loved everything about the tradition,” he said. “I have had a few relatives play here and even more come to school. I think that has been ingrained in me since I was born and it is a great day to make it official.”

As a senior, Homan (6-2, 232) helped lead Coldwater to the coveted Midwest Athletic Conference championship and his team finished up 12-1 with the lone loss to eventual Division IV state champion Kettering Alter in a regional final.

Defensively, he tallied 113 tackles and had 40 carries for 260 yards and six touchdowns while also tallying 10 receptions.

He was a first team All-Ohio pick as well as co-state defensive player of the year in Division IV, according to The Associated Press.

As a junior, Homan was a member of the Division IV state championship team.

Homan projects as a fullback at the college level but could end up alongside older brother Ross Homan at one of the linebacker positions.

“I had to separate (linebackers coach Luke Fickell) and (offensive coordinator Jim Bollman) this morning because they were having a spirited discussion about Adam,” Tressel joked.

The elder Homan saw significant time in his freshman season at Ohio State but missed much of his sophomore season with an injured toe taking a medical redshirt.

“Anytime you have brothers that are involved in the process it is always interesting,” recruiting coordinator John Peterson said. “Sometimes they want to go apart and sometimes they can’t wait to rejoin. They are a close knit family and it makes it a nice transition for everyone.”

Homan was ahead of the curve in the classroom in high school as well as a member of the National Honor Society.

“He is an outstanding student and comes from a great program and a great family,” Tressel said.

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