On Tuesday night Miami Trace High School junior linebacker Nathan Williams joined a select group of former athletes from the Fayette County School. With three former Panthers having earned football letters since the school opened in 1962, Williams knows he's following in some big shoes as he made his verbal commitment to Ohio State.
The three previous letter winners for the Buckeyes are Dave Andrews (2002), Glen Cobb (1979,80,81,82) and Art Schlichter (1978,79,80,81).
On Wednesday, Scout.com visited Williams and took a few photos while there.
One name Buckeye fans will always remember is former Miami Trace and OSU quarterback Art Schlichter. An All-American and All-Ohio performer while a prep quarterback, Schlichter left his mark on the football field and basketball court while at Miami Trace. Both of his jerseys are hanging in the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Glen Cobb was a two-time captain for the Buckeyes and like Schlichter has his high school jersey hanging in the Athletics Hall of Fame for being an All-Ohio and All-American performer.
Nathan standing with Panthers Head Coach Jeff Conroy in front of the trophy case that holds many of the schools championships.
Nathan standing with Miami Trace Athletic Director Charlie Andrews (left) whose son David played for the Buckeyes, and head football coach Jeff Conroy (right).
Nathan has been all smiles since getting his offer and telling the world he'll be a Buckeye. "I don't think my feet have touched the ground yet." Williams said about getting his dream offer and making his verbal known.
Nathan was wearing his Ohio State sweatshirt proudly today at school.