Coldwater's Adam Homan became the fifth commitment in the 2009 Ohio State recruiting class, and the third commitment this week.Homan is following in the footsteps of his older brother, Ross, who currently plays at Ohio State.
"I just got off the phone with Jim Tressel and I did commit to Ohio State," Homan admitted. "I didn't really expect an offer so soon, but there was no doubt I'd be a Buckeye once it came. There are so many great players in Ohio, that this is overwhelming. Ohio State is recruiting me primarily as a fullback. Coach Tressel told me to keep working hard and keep my grades up in the classroom."
Homan, 6' 3" and 230 pounds, recently completed a stellar junior season in leading Coldwater to a state title.
"It doesn't matter to me what position I play at Ohio State," Homan admitted. "I just want to be a contributor. Ohio State was pretty much all I was looking for in a school, and recruiting really ended once I got that offer. I didn't need to wait long, or think about it at all. My family is very happy with this decision. Ross told me to think about it and commit when I felt comfortable. I was born with Ohio State, so this is the biggest moment in my life, just like winning the state championship. This is what I have wanted since I was a little kid."
Homan is working hard right now trying to improve as a football player.
"I'm working on my agility and footwork," he said. "I will continue to lift and stay fit. I want to improve my acceleration and my footwork the most."
Homan is aware that Ohio State is off to a great start in the 2009 class. He is aquainted with a few of his future teammates.
"I actually gave John Simon a call today, and I talked with Jack Mewhort earlier this week," Homan stated. "That's really cool that we all did it this week, but it wasn't planned that way. I know Storm Klein too, and it's great to see our class getting off to a great start. We plan on building a great class before it's all over. We all talk about staying in touch with other great players, and seeing where they're at in this process."