Cam Burrows makes early pledge

TROTWOOD, Ohio -- As Ohio State and new coach Urban Meyer continue to reel in prospects for the Buckeyes’ 2012 class, the first chip of the 2013 class for Ohio State fell on Thursday.

Junior Cam Burrows, one of the top 2013 defensive backs in the country out of Trotwood-Madison in Ohio, committed to Ohio State at a ceremony at his high school Thursday afternoon.

Burrows chose the Buckeyes over finalists Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Stanford, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Long considered an Ohio State lean, Burrows decided Monday to hold a press conference announcing his commitment after spending Sunday unofficially visiting Ohio State and attending the basketball game against Indiana.

One of the top juniors in Ohio, Burrows wanted to make an announcement now so as to get it out of the way so he can focus on his senior season.

At 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Burrows starred at cornerback for Trotwood-Madison this past season, helping the Rams to their first state title in school history. Burrows has the size to move to safety at the college level.

Bam Bradley, Burrows’ teammate in the Rams’ defensive secondary, is a three-star safety and also looking at Ohio State along with Michigan State, Pittsburgh and Stanford.

Trotwood-Madison junior linebacker Mike McCray II, also an ESPNU 150 Watch List member, could also follow Burrows to Ohio State if he gets an offer. McCray’s father was a linebacker for Ohio State in the 1980s.