May 2, 2013
Darlington lands a Buckeye offer
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This has been the week of the quarterback offer for the Buckeyes and a new one is on the books as Ohio State has offered Apopka (Fla.) signal caller Zack Darlington for the class of 2014. The 6-foot-1, 205 quarterback is rated as 3-star by Rivals.com but is already amassing an offer list that many quarterbacks across the nation would be envious of.
The recent offer was confirmed to BuckeyeGrove.com via text message and now puts the Buckeyes in firm contention for the talented offensive weapon.
Darlington is a true dual-threat quarterback and has been timed with sub-4.5 speed from his QB position. He holds close to double digit offers now with Arizona, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech and WVU making up part of his impressive offer list.
Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman made the trip down to Florida earlier this week to check out Darlington and get a chance to see him throw. He did more then enough to impress the Ohio State coaches and an offer followed for the class of 2014 QB. He joins Kyle Allen and Brandon Harris as recently offered quarterbacks for Ohio State.
Darlington mentioned in an earlier interview that he is taking his process 'slow' and has only made one visit so far. He wants to remain open to everyone that has offered him to date and doesn't want to race to any quick decisions.
The question Ohio State recruiting fans have is if any of the quarterbacks will be looking to jump on their offer before anyone else has a chance to act upon it, and could any other offers be going out?
Harris has come out and said that he would like to decide on a school by July 5th. And while there are no certainties in recruiting and Ohio State's chances with Harris, could this force anyone else on the board to decide quicker? Only time will tell as Ohio State's quarterback recruiting heats up.
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