Let’s face it- you can be born a Buckeye, but you have to earn the privileged of playing for The Buckeyes. This past weekend, New Albany defensive back Darron Lee did just that.
A current three star athlete in most of the recruiting services, the coaching staff was aware of Mr. Lee’s skill set for quite some time… growing up in Central Ohio will certainly help with that. However, in spite of the relationship he had with the coaches, Daron wanted to showcase his abilities, so he took his talents to this past weekend’s camp in Columbus and there earned his scholarship offer, according to the conversation he had with the staff today. He immediately accepted.
His Ohio State offer may have seemed late in coming, given that he already held similar offers from Arizona State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Duke, Illinois, Kent State, Marshall, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota, Purdue, West Virginia, North Carolina State, Kentucky, and Toledo.
A 6’2″ 205 athlete, Daron is expected to play safety once he enrolls at Ohio State, although it’s not out of the question to imagine him at the “star” position that Tyler Moeller and Christian Bryant have held down for the past few seasons. He currently plays defensive back, safety, wide receiver, and even some quarterback for New Albany.
Reports from camp were that he excelled against the competition there, and impressed many with his coverage. He is a 3.0 student, and has been timed at around a 4.5-4.6 second forty. Film and so forth after the jump.
Usually, we end these announcements with a “Welcome to the Buckeye Family…”, but this doesn’t seem adequate given these circumstances. So, let’s go with this: Congratulations On Fulfilling This Part Of Your Dream, Mr. Lee!