One of the hottest 2014 recruiting commodities as of late has a prognostication for how Ohio State will finish its season: 12-0.
At least that’s what offensive tackle Quenton Nelson (Red Bank, N.J./Red Bank Catholic) said following an unofficial visit to Penn State for Ohio State’s 35-23 win over the Nittany Lions.
There were quite a few people who penciled in a Penn State win over the Buckeyes before the game. Nelson wasn’t so sure.
He also has a little more admiration for Ohio State, so much so that he doesn’t see the Buckeyes losing in games against Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan to close the season.
“They’ve been rushing all over teams,” Nelson said. “The running game will set up the passing game. They just run the ball so well that they can pass it, too, and fool defenses.”
Obviously, the 6-foot-5, 285-pound junior was on hand with a keen eye on the offensive line. The fact the Buckeyes rushed for 234 yards and scored three times on the ground went a long way with Nelson as well.
In fact, the junior took delight in the way the squad picked up 5.2 yards per play on Penn State, with 143 more yards coming through the air.
“They looked very good,” Nelson said. “Their O-line did pretty well and Braxton Miller was amazing. It was the line’s size and speed. Their speed off the ball and the low angle was amazing.”
The junior, who had five offers a few weeks ago -- including Ohio State -- now has 13.