Three months ago, Ohio State was not even on Wyatt Davis’ radar. The talented five-star offensive lineman did not even list Ohio State on his top fifteen. It seemed like he was destined to go to Alabama.
The Buckeyes quickly entered the picture though. And Urban Meyer scored a big victory Friday.
Davis committed to Ohio State on Friday, spurning those 15 schools that included the favorite, Alabama, along with LSU, Georgia and Florida.
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“Ohio State is really the place I feel I can succeed at,” Davis told Ryan Bartow of 247Sports. “I can reach all of my goals in football there. They can develop me into a great man and it’s a place I would like to be even if football doesn’t work out. It’s the right place for me and i’’s always been my dream school.”
Alabama was viewed as the leader very early on in his recruiting process. The Crimson Tide were the first school to offer him.
But the Tide fell off in the spring, according to his father Duane Davis. Michigan and Notre Dame were the runners up for his commitment. Things changed pretty dramatically it seemed.
Or maybe they did not change at all and Davis had his heart set on Ohio State once he gathered all the information he needed.