Ohio State wouldn’t take no for an answer this class and extended a verbal offer to Kenny Guiton, a dual-threat QB from Aldine, Texas. Guiton had offers from Kansas, Rice, Houston, and Iowa State and was seriously looking into possibly attending Prairie View A&M. However, the recent Ohio State offer was too much to pass up. John Peterson came by his high school yesterday, asked for highlight film of Kenny. Apparently everyone involved liked what they saw, called to extend an offer, which was immediately accepted. In doing so, Kenny becomes the 25th verbal in the class and the first commitment since Jaamal Berry’s commitment on the first of September.
This post may seem negative on Kenny, but it’s more a commentary on how Ohio State refused to not have a quarterback in this class to backup Joe Bauserman in an emergency situation. As it is, Kenny has a few people convinced that he’d be an absolute steal in anyone’s class, let alone Ohio State’s. Still, Kenny is a very much a prospect at the moment, albeit a welcome one with noticeable upside. He is your standard dual-threat QB with all the stereotypical benefits and limitations that follow from it. His arm strength is solid, but not spectacular. He is good with the run, but all too eager to tuck and run when keeping the eyes down field would be more in his interest. Naturally, many people recruiting him thought that he would be a wide receiver at the next level. These are all standard things. As it is, I’m always glad to have people at Ohio State who really want to be there.