Senior linebacker Luke Roberts committed to play football for Ohio State back in July. Since then, the Buckeyes have gone through an up-and-down season and have brought in a new head coach in Urban Meyer. After Meyer was announced as the head coach, Roberts says he is looking forward to playing for the two-time national champion.
"I'm really excited about he possibility and opportunities he brings with him. I am happy Coach Fickell is staying on the staff."
Many members of the Ohio State 2012 recruiting class have built relationships with Fickell, including Roberts.
"He was the one that recruited me even before he became the head coach. So I got to know him pretty well and then we kept up our relationship when he became the head coach."
It can often be tough for an athlete to play for a coach that didn't recruit them. But even with the uncertainty surrounding the football program, Roberts never thought about not becoming a Buckeye.
"I'm still want to be a member of Ohio State. I committed to the university, not a particular coaching staff. I knew there would be a possibility of change. I am not decommitting."
Roberts was named part of the First Team All-Metro for the year, along with fellow Ohio State commits Josh Perry, Frank Epitropoulos, Jacoby Boren and Pat Elflein. The group attended a photo shoot Monday morning and got a chance to talk about their new head coach.
"I spoke with several of them. All of our thoughts are similar, we're excited for Urban Meyer and also happy Coach Fickell is staying because we have a great respect for him."
Roberts plans on graduating early and enrolling in Ohio State for the Spring quarter.
"I'm really excited about it."
Roberts Discusses Meyer
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