January 13, 2010

Roby explains his choice

The weekend visit of Suwanee (Ga.) athlete Bradley Roby didn't grab many headlines falling under the same time period of the U.S. Army All-America Bowl game but that didn't stop the 6-foot-0, 175-pounder from creating his own news during his trip. The former Vanderbilt commitment left Columbus as the newest member of the Ohio State recruiting class and projects to play defensive back in the Scarlet and Gray.

The three star hails from the same hometown as current Buckeye Cameron Heyward and the two families are friends and that certainly did not hurt Ohio State's chances. The Buckeyes were a finalist in July of 2009 when Roby made his decision to Vanderbilt but Roby still had some questions that needed to be answered and a visit to Ohio State helped clear things up.

Roby was looked at on offense as a receiver by many programs but looks to play cornerback at Ohio State and is the first defensive back commit in the class of 2010.

The Buckeyes will welcome Roby's speed in the secondary, Roby reportedly ran a 4.28 in the 40-yard dash during the summer of 2009 and has a vertical leap of 41 inches. That kind of athleticism will help Roby find a spot in the Ohio State lineup quickly and will give him a leg up. Academically Roby is in great shape too with a 3.86 GPA in the class room as he is full qualified.

Roby is the 17th commitment in the class of 2010 for the Buckeyes, in a class that should go somewhere around 20 or 21 players deep. BuckeyeGrove.com will have more on this breaking news including reaction from Roby himself later in the afternoon.

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