In a surprise move, David Durham, a linebacker/LEO prospect in the 2010 class, committed to Ohio State over the weekend. The news comes following a string of visits by David to Virginia, Ohio State and WVU on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday respectively. Once David learned he had an offer, he committed. Kurelic notes that he picked Ohio State over offers from Illinois and WVU.
In spite of the news of the surprising news, David didn’t exacly commit site unseen as fellow Texan Kenny Guiton did a month and a class before him. David, an all-state wrestler, was in Ohio during January for a meet and an unofficial visit with Luke Fickell. This was followed by the aforementioned return visit on Friday. Further, David has family in nearby Pittsburgh, familiarizing him with the Midwest.
While David is listed as a linebacker, he was told that he’d be treated as a LEO at Ohio State. In other words, they told him to expect to play a role similar to Nathan Williams’ role in his freshman season. Further, with commitments from JT Moore and Jamel Turner in this class already, and with Darryl Baldwin another likely commitment, I think the news of David as a LEO means that William Gholston is on the outside-looking-in regarding an official offer from the Buckeyes. It’s a hunch at the moment, but the position seems to be filled in the 2010 class.
Until that point, a beer is in order for another commitment to the 2010 class.