Has Maurice Wells Committed To OSU?

Rumors are abounding that Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood running back Maurice Wells verbaled to Ohio State on Thanksgiving day. We asked the talented Wells -- a national top-50 prospect -- about those rumors. Click here for more.

One of the hot rumors making the rounds Sunday night was that Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood running back Maurice Wells had committed to Ohio State on Thanksgiving day.

But Bucknuts.com reached Wells earlier this evening.

"Nah, I haven't committed yet," Wells said. "I am still considering Ohio State very highly. They are one of my top choices. I have talked to them a couple of times this week and they are supposed to come by my school Thursday.

"I think Coach Tressel may come by Thursday and (assistant coach Darrell) Hazell will come by on Dec. 8."

Wells visited Ohio State for the Michigan game weekend and admitted it was quite an experience.

"It was more than what I expected and they beat Michigan," Wells said. "I had a really great time on my visit."

Wells has made visits to USC and Maryland previously. He will see Georgia Tech either Dec. 10 or Dec. 17.

"It is between those four schools," Wells said.

Wells' initial plan was to announce his college choice at the U.S. All-American Bowl in San Antonio in mid-January.

"That's what I want to try and do," Wells said.

The 5-9, 185-pound Wells boasts 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash. He is ranked as the nation's No. 41 overall prospect, No. 8 overall in Florida and as the country's seventh-best running back prospect by Scout.com.

He went over the 5,000-yard mark for his career late in the year. Before the loss to Apopka -- where he had just 35 yards on 20 carries -- Wells had 245 yards and three TDs against Sanford Seminole and 242 yards against Ribault. His Sandalwood team ended the year 8-3.

As a junior, Wells led the state of Florida in rushing with 3,076 yards and 31 TDs. The Florida Times Union Player of the year also also broke the state's single game rushing yard record with 429 yards.

Wells holds a 3.5 GPA and scored an 890 on his SAT.


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