Worley Explains Buckeye Choice

To nobody's surprise, Christopher Worley committed to Ohio State two weeks ago following an official visit. What went into Worley's thought process before making his choice?

Cleveland Glenville safety/linebacker Christopher Worley committed to Ohio State two weeks ago, even though that event had been rumored for months.

Worley, 6-foot-3, 195-pounds, had over ten offers, but Ohio State was the only he visited officially. He was offered last spring by the Buckeyes.

"Throughout the whole process, Ohio State was the school that recruited me the hardest," Worley stated. "Once I got the OK from Coach (Ted) Ginn, I went ahead and scheduled my official visit and got my commitment done. I did look at a few other schools, but I always felt Ohio State was best for me."

"I probably knew it was going to be Ohio State for a few months, but I was just focused on my season and not recruiting until the middle of November," he added.

Urban Meyer has been known for favoring versatile players, and Worley has the ability to play different positions which increases his value. He could play either safety or linebacker for Ohio State.

"Coach Meyer is a great guy, and similar to Coach Ginn, in that both of them will let you know exactly how they feel," Worley said. "He tells you straight up how it is, and then you had better do things his way. I get that."

"I've met with both Coach (Everett) Withers and Coach (Luke) Fickell, and I need to be able to learn to play safety and linebacker," he continued. "They want me to be a player they can move around, and use in different roles. They want me to be ready to play special teams right away, and they said that's usually the first step to regular playing time, like Devan Bogard did. I'm excited to get down there and get started on becoming a better player."

Worley is ranked as a three-star recruit, and one of the top players in Ohio for the class of 2013.

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