Bank Blog: OSU Runningback Situation

There are some changes coming to the 2016 Ohio State recruiting class, and they will greatly impact the runningback position. Who's in, and who's out, with the current Buckeye class?

The first bit of big news that broke Tuesday morning was the announcement that Antonio Williams had decommitted from Wisconsin and scheduled a visit to Ohio State. The pursuit of Williams appears to be a direct result of Ohio State's frustration with Kareem Walker, and his decision to take multiple visits while staying committed to the Buckeyes. They aren't bringing Williams in to kick the tires to see if they like him. He's being brought in to become a member of the Ohio State recruiting class. THE RESULT: Antonio Williams is going to be committing to Ohio State in the very near future. 

With Hill, it became apparent over time that this was not going to be a good fit for either party, so the decision was made and the Hubbard four-star is now back on the market. No hard feelings on either side, and the decision was made early enough so that both parties come out of this in good shape moving forward. THE RESULT: Hill and the Buckeyes have parted ways, and there will be no reconciliation. 

The nation's number-two runningback prospect, Walker committed to the Buckeyes during last January's national championship game, but has visited several other schools since that night. The breaking point came last week when Walker visited Michigan, and at that point Ohio State drew a line in the sand. Their reaction to Walker's trip to Ann Arbor can be summed up as: "you're gonna look, we're gonna look." And it appears Antonio Williams is what they are looking for. THE RESULT:  While nothing seems to indicate an official divorce has taken place, I'm guessing Urban Meyer has his lawyer on speed dial working on the terms. I do not see Kareem Walker signing with Ohio State next January.


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