Ohio State had already landed commitments from the top two 2013
prospects in the state of Ohio. In a story I wrote on Sunday I said they might they be closing in on a clean sweep of the in-state Big Three. That has happened.
The Buckeyes had already landed commitments from the top two 2013
prospects in the state of Ohio, defensive back Cam Burrows and
quarterback/athlete Jalin Marshall. In a story I wrote on Sunday I said they might they be closing in on a clean sweep of the in-state Big Three.
“I committed to Ohio State,” lineman Billy Price (Austintown, Ohio/Fitch) said moments ago. “OSU is where I feel comfortable and what I love.”
Price was in Columbus on Saturday. He spent the afternoon
visiting Ohio State, and then was honored at the Touchdown Club Of
Columbus’ banquet on Saturday night. When I interviewed him right
before the banquet he left the door open to committing to the Bucks in
the near future.
The future came quickly.
“I’ve talked to my parents and this was the right time for it,”
Price said this afternoon. “I called coach (Urban) Meyer as soon as I
got home from school. He said I made his day. It’s a huge weight off
The 6-foot-4 and 300-pound Price plays defensive end and
offensive left tackle for Fitch. He rarely came off the field the past
“I’ll play on defense (in college),” Price said. “I’ll play for coach (Luke) Fickell at defensive tackle.”
Price had approximately a dozen scholarship offers including Ohio
State, Michigan State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Pitt, West Virginia,
Tennessee, Nebraska, Arizona, UCLA and SMU before selecting the Bucks.
“Once I got there on Saturday and got the full tour and saw the
academic side – I knew everything was stable and that’s where I wanted
to be,” Price said. “Everyone there is so nice and so willing to help
While he was in Columbus over the weekend Price talked with Ohio
State strength coach Mickey Marotti who was also instrumental in the
Buckeyes landing another super prospect.
“After I got down there and after I talked to coach Marotti it
was an easy choice,” Price said. “Coach Marotti and I talked about a
lot of things. He really focuses on football lifting. I can’t wait to
get started working out with him.”
The direction Meyer has the Ohio State football program headed is also very important to Price.
“He and I are on the same page,” Price said. “Playing in the BCS
and winning national championships every year is the goal. He knows
how to get there and what to do. I truly believe with coach Meyer and
coach Marotti we will get there.”
Price helped lead Fitch to a 10-2 record during his sophomore
season. Price and his teammates again made the state playoffs during his
junior season and finished with a 7-4 record.
Kurelic’s Comment: Price gives Meyer a clean sweep of the
Big Three, the top three prospects in the state of Ohio. And Meyer and
his staff have done it less than two weeks after signing a great 2012
recruiting class. The way things are headed 2013 has the potential to
be even better than 2012 for Meyer.
Check out Price in action courtesy of our friends at ScoutingOhio.com: