Ohio State football: Speedy receiver quick to commit

By The Columbus Dispatch  • 
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Terry McLaurin was determined to earn a scholarship offer from Ohio State, and when it came late last week, the speedy receiver from Indianapolis wasted little time making his decision. He committed yesterday to the Buckeyes’ class of 2014.

“The challenge to be great was very appealing from the start,” said McLaurin, from Cathedral High School. “Getting to know coach (Urban) Meyer in just the two times I visited with him and his staff, I felt comfortable right away. And him having a wide receiver background, having coached guys like Percy Harvin, and him telling me I have the chance to play the position Percy Harvin did at Florida in his offense, that was very appealing, as well as the academics and greatness at Ohio State.”

Bucknuts recruiting analyst Bill Kurelic said there is little doubt what most appealed to Meyer about McLaurin.

“Speed. Speed. Speed,” Kurelic said.

McLaurin, 6 feet, 175 pounds, is rated 66th among wide receiver prospects nationally by Rivals.com, and he carries a three-star rating from 247sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com. But he leaped up the OSU chart with his performances on two trips to the Buckeyes’ summer camp in the past two weeks. So much so that Meyer offered him a scholarship after the second visit late last week.

McLaurin had 33 catches and 12 touchdowns on a state title-winning team last season.

tmay@dispatch.com

@Tim_Maysports

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