Curtis Samuel is a Buckeye!

Written August 16th, 2013 by Jim

Curtis Samuel with Urban Meyer at Friday Night Lights.

New York athlete and offensive dynamo Curtis Samuel has announced he will be a Buckeye, becoming the 17th member of Ohio State’s 2014 recruiting class.

Samuel has been at the top of Urban Meyer’s recruiting board for quite some time which, needless to say, makes this a nice addition for the team.

Coach Meyer took over this recruitment personally and expects Samuel to play the ‘pivot’ position on offense in Columbus- or the “Percy Harvin position” as it is commonly known.

After a stellar performance at The Opening and a visit to Ohio State for Friday Night Lights, Samuel made a quick return visit to Rutgers before announcing his decision.

Rated as a 4 to 5-star prospect by the recruiting services, he joins the embarrassment of riches that Ohio State is currently collecting on offense.

After watching his highlights, it is easy to see why he was a priority in this recruiting class for Urban Meyer.

Those highlights below the jump.

Welcome to the Buckeye family, Curtis!


  1. KenNo Gravatar
    August 16th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Wow, this lad has some ‘jets’. This just keeps getting better and better..

    Welcome to the Buckeye family, young Mr. Samuel.

    On a related note, I think that we need to take the lead to initiate a position name change. This ‘pivot’ position needs to be called something different than the ‘Percy Harvin’ position. It’s been 5 years, and Harvin didn’t exactly distinguish his off-field self with the Vikings. How about calling it the pivot position, and leave it at that?


  2. erictbbcNo Gravatar
    August 16th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Watching this film reminds me an awful lot of playing a high school player on NCAA Football. Just video-game-esque moves and skills.

    Welcome to Columbus Mr. Samuel!


  3. CarlNo Gravatar
    August 16th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    He looks very fast on tape. I question the caliber of the opposition. I see a lot of defenders standing around and/or taking woefully wrong pursuit angles to the ball. I will be curious to see how well does at OSU. New York prep football is not among the best in the country.


  4. ZNo Gravatar
    August 17th, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Curtis has stuff you can’t coach. An instinct to get to the end zone. Welcome on joining the Buckeyes.


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