"It's a great feeling for our class," said Mahone. "It will make for a better race at quarterback for this upcoming season as we've got Tommy Rees and Andrew Hendrix back and I know Notre Dame is high on Everett Golson.
"We now also have the No.1 quarterback in the country in our class so it's going to be a fun spring to see what quarterback jumps onto the scene."
Is there any truth to the rumors?
"I've never talked with Ohio State recently," said Mahone. "I've not spoke with Coach (Ed) Warinner or Coach (Tim) Hinton since they left Notre Dame. So there is no truth to that."