Butler’s Decker decommits from Notre Dame, pledges Ohio State


Butler’s Taylor Decker

A switch in coaching staffs spurs Decker to make a switch in schools. Huge OL now a Buckeye after former Notre Dame coaches join OSU staff. What this means…

Not long after taking over at the helm of the Ohio State football program, Urban Meyer was on the phone with offensive tackle Taylor Decker
(Vandalia, Ohio/Butler). Decker was not offered a scholarship by the
previous OSU staff and committed to Notre Dame last March over
scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Michigan, West Virginia, Boston
College and others.

Meyer talked to Decker he told him he was going to come after him hard.
When Ed Warriner and Tim Hinton left Notre Dame’s staff and joined the
Ohio State staff, it increased the chances of Decker making an official
visit to Ohio State.

That visit took place this weekend and has resulted in commitment No. 20 for the Meyer’s 2012 recruiting class.

“I have committed to OSU,” Decker said.

The 6-foot-8 and 315-pound Decker was a starter at right-tackle
his sophomore year and played a little tight end that season. At that
time he weighed 240 pounds.

Decker moved to left-tackle and played that position during his
junior and senior seasons. He has continued to get bigger and stronger
and now checks in at a well distributed 300 plus pounds

Decker is a 4-star prospect in the 247Sports rankings. He is the
No. 14 overall prospect in the state of Ohio and the country’s No. 30
offensive tackle.

Kurelic’s Comment: This commitment is absolutely huge for
the Buckeyes. Decker is an outstanding prospect at a very big position
of need for the Bucks. He fits very well the profile of the type of
offensive tackle Meyer wants for his Ohio State offense.

Check out Decker in action courtesy of our friends at ScoutingOhio.com:


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