September 29, 2010

All in the family?

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The Ohio State Buckeyes have been pretty tight with offers when it comes to the 2012 recruiting class but that didn't stop Jim Tressel and his staff from extending an offer to Pickerington (Ohio) Central high school offensive lineman Jacoby Boren. The 6-foot-3, 273 pound offensive guard is described as being a combination of eldest brother Justin and middle brother Zach, both who are currently enrolled at Ohio State.

The offer was confirmed to by Jacoby's father Mike. The proud father admitted that he hasn't even had a chance to talk to his son about the offer but received an excited text message when Pickerington Central head coach Jay Sharrett informed Boren of the good news.

Of course there was a huge stink when Justin Boren decided to transfer from Michigan to Ohio State shortly after the hiring of Rich Rodriguez at Michigan. With the father of the Borens being an All-Big Ten performer at the Maize and Blue it seemed as if it was a done deal that all three Borens would end up at Michigan.

The departure of Justin cleared the path for Zach to end up in Columbus as well. Zach came off of knee surgery to play as the opening day starter for Ohio State at fullback.

The youngest Boren started his career at Pickerington Central as an offensive center but moved to guard during his sophomore year and has stayed at the position ever since. His high school team is 4-0 on the young season and will face off with Gahanna (Ohio) Lincoln this upcoming weekend.

Ohio State will take somewhere in the neighborhood of 14-16 players in the class of 2012 and already have commitments from four players to date including offensive tackle Kyle Kalis out of Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edwards high school.

We will have more with Boren this week to talk to him about his new offer and if there is even anyone else on his radar or if he will follow the long path to Ohio State along with his brothers.


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