Lancaster’s Trout commits to Ohio State

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Lancaster OL Kyle Trout

Two weekends ago Lancaster offensive lineman Kyle Trout visited Ohio State with his parents. When the three sat down with Buckeye coach Urban Meyer the OSU boss offered Trout a scholarship and let him know he could commit as soon as he was ready. Trout made the call Sunday…


Two weekends ago offensive lineman Kyle Trout (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster) visited Ohio State with his parents. When the three sat down with Buckeye coach Urban Meyer the OSU boss offered Trout a scholarship and let him know he could commit as soon as he was ready.

Trout was back at Ohio State today and ready. He has committed to the Buckeyes becoming Meyer’s third 2014 commitment.

“Got here at 8:30 Kyle committed first thing this morning,” Kyle’s father Kevin texted moments ago.

Trout had almost a dozen offers including Michigan State,
Illinois, West Virginia, Pitt, Indiana, Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Ohio
University and Toledo. The two that seemed to get his attention the most
were Ohio State and Michigan State. But Trout has decided against
another visit to East Lansing in favor of playing for the team he grew
up rooting for.

The 6-foot-6 and 270-pound Trout camped at Ohio State in June,
attended Friday Night Lights at the end of July, and went to several
Buckeye games last season. After visiting Ohio State again on Saturday,
Jan. 25, Trout made it back to OSU for a weekend that includes the Ohio
State-Indiana basketball game today.

Trout was a stalwart on the Lancaster offensive line during his
junior season. He is an athletic offensive tackle that seems best suited
to play right-tackle in Meyer’s spread offense.

When Trout gets to Ohio State he will be the second Golden Gale
on the Buckeyes’ roster joining linebacker Luke Roberts who graduated
from Lancaster in 2012. Before Roberts came Lancaster grads Jimmy
Cordle (2005) and Bobby Carpenter (2002).

Trout also joins two fellow 4-star prospects that have already committed to the Buckeyes, offensive lineman Marcelys Jones (Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville) and cornerback Damon Webb (Detroit, Mich./Cass Tech).

Trout is the country’s No. 130 overall prospect, the No. 12
offensive tackle and the No. 6 prospect in Ohio in the 247Sports
rankings.

So what is the impact of Trout’s decision on the Buckeyes’ team next year and after that. Click below for Bill Kurelic’s story:

The Kyle Trout Impact

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