Ohio State football: Quarterback commits; another considering

By The Columbus Dispatch  • 
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Quarterback Stephen Collier put in a call to Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman yesterday and heard the news for which he had hoped for two weeks. Offered a scholarship to be part of the 2014 recruiting class, Collier committed moments later to coach Urban Meyer.

“They were all excited, and so was I,” said Collier, from Leesburg, Ga.

He became the 12th member of the class and the first quarterback, and he might not be the last.

Brandon Harris of Bossier City, La., tweeted that he still had Ohio State in mind, writing Collier committing “means nothing.”

“If you care about a school taking 2 quarterbacks or competing with other guys, you’re not the right player," wrote Harris, who plans to announce his choice on July 18. “Show up and compete."

Although not as highly rated as Harris, Collier impressed Herman with a workout in the spring at his high school and followed that up with another good showing at Ohio State’s summer camp two weeks ago. Since then, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Collier, considered a drop-back quarterback, had been awaiting an offer, and he didn’t hesitate to commit when it came.

“Overall, it is a great school, but specifically, the coaching staff is just amazing,” Collier said. “They make you want to be great. They make you want to do great things for the school, the city and the state. The facilities are top-notch, and obviously they are a top-tier program.”

tmay@dispatch.com

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