Chrisman Chooses Buckeyes

Ohio State received a commitment from punter Drue Chrisman.

Ohio State punter Cameron Johnston still has two seasons left, but the Buckeyes have already found his replacement.

Cincinnati LaSalle class of 2016 punter Drue Chrisman committed to Ohio State on Tuesday, giving the Buckeyes a replacement for when the Aussie's college career comes to an end.

Before earning an offer from Ohio State, Chrisman was offered by Florida State and BYU. He said in March that he felt the interest from those schools led Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer to make the rare move of offering him without seeing him punt in person.

“I know Coach Meyer usually likes to see his punters kick face-to-face,” he said. "With him offering me without seeing me punt is out of his comfort zone. However, I feel he saw that other schools were offering and knew I had planned on committing soon and decided that if the other schools were interested in this kid, he should be too and pulled the trigger earlier than he would have liked.

"I think the first word in my head was 'WOW.' It was pretty overwhelming and I didn’t expect it to happen. I expected some other schools to possibly offer, but didn’t expect this one going in. So it was shocking to get and I’m very grateful and overwhelmed right now."

Less than two months later, Chrisman saw all he needed to see and became the latest Ohio State commitment for the class of 2016.


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