Elliott has 4.4 speed
2013 3-star running back Ezekiel Elliott
has committed to Ohio State per Bucknuts
($). Following a weekend visit to the campus, Elliott gave his verbal to the Buckeyes, giving OSU it's 6th member of the 2013 class. Elliott is also the first running back in the '13 class.
The 6'0", 195-pound Elliott chose Ohio State over his other finalist Notre Dame, as well as a slew of other offers from the likes of Missouri, Arizona State, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas State, Nebraska, Penn State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wisconsin.
During his junior season of football
, Elliott ran for 1,802 yards and 42 touchdowns, while catching another 23 passes for 401 yards and six more scores.
Also an elite track athlete, Elliott won a Class Three state title in the 110-hurdles (14.1) and finished second in the 300-hurdles (37.85) as a sophomore. Last summer, Elliott won the AAU national championship in the 15-16 age group in the 400-intermediate hurdles, and finished second in the 110-meter hurdles. He plans to run track in Columbus as well for the Buckeyes, making him a 2-sport athlete at the D-1 level.
While only a 3-star, there is plenty of talent coming from this kid's legs. He has clocked a 40 time of 4.40. That's exceptionally fast, which is what Urban Meyer is looking for. He can use Elliott in a multitude of ways including kickoffs, punt returns and perhaps even a couple of packages that use his speed well against certain defensive alignments. Either way, this is a solid pick up for the class of 2013.
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