Waters Lands Two More Offers

More than 50 colleges have gone through the doors at Homestead (Fla.) Senior in recent weeks and a number of Broncos have landed new scholarship offers. Among them is Herbert Waters, a three-star wide receiver who recently picked up a pair of big offers.

Herbert Waters has landed offers from Ohio State and Oregon, head coach Bobby McCray told BuckeyeSports.com.

A three-star wide receiver prospect from Homestead (Fla.) Senior, Waters is rated the No. 63 prospect at his position by Scout.com. As a junior, he lined up at quarterback and backup free safety but projects as a wideout in college.

According to McCray, OSU wide receivers coach Stan Drayton offered Waters on May 19 after watching him compete in a scrimmage.

"(Drayton) wanted to come down himself and see him and he really loved him," the coach told BuckeyeSports.com. "He's one of the top receivers in the country. He's got offers from Oregon and everywhere else too."

Asked if Waters could project to play elsewhere in college, McCray said, "When you see him, no. He can play other positions, but no, he's so talented that no one is going to change him. Every camp he went to this past season he was the MVP."

The 6-0, 170-pound Waters carried the ball 30 times for 245 yards and six scores as a junior and added five catches for 38 yards. He has been timed at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Scout.com rates him the No. 74 overall prospect from Florida.

West Virginia, Louisville, Marshall and Central Florida are also known to have offered.

He is not the only member of the Broncos to land an offer from the Buckeyes. Cornerback A.J. Leggett, also a three-star prospect, told Scout on May 23 that he had received offers from OSU, Syracuse and Minnesota.

A verbal commitment to Miami (Fla.), the 5-11, 175-pound Leggett said he remains committed to the Hurricanes. McCray said he was not sure what was happening in Leggett's recruitment, saying he prefers to let his players make decisions with their family members.

"I tell a kid to take the five visits," he said. "That's what they work for, so take those five visits if that's what you want. There have been kids who regret not taking them so I say take your visits, come back and then you really decide. Have questions you're going to ask about the institution, visit there and then see how you feel about it."

OSU safeties coach Paul Haynes has been on hand to see Leggett, McCray said.

Although the Buckeyes are facing potential NCAA sanctions, McCray said he has not yet noticed the situation having an adverse effect on OSU's recruiting efforts.

"Hopefully by the time the year is over with, we'll know," he said. "These kids have a whole year to go before they graduate so by then they'll get an indication of what's going to happen before the school year is out. At this time they're still very upbeat and positive. Toward the end of the season they'll have a better idea."


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