Now the countdown can begin as to when the Aurora, Ohio, offensive lineman will become the next member of the Buckeyes' recruiting class of 2009 after the 6-4, 275-pound Bellamy received a surprise message Monday morning.
"(Offensive line) coach (Jim) Bollman called my high school coach today and said, ‘We're going to offer Adam. Have him call (head) coach (Jim) Tressel," Bellamy told BuckeyeSports.com.
With that, the Buckeye immediately vaulted to the top of Bellamy's list. A three-star prospect who is ranked the No. 23 offensive guard in the country by Scout.com, Bellamy admitted to being caught off guard by the offer.
"They told me after camp to stay in touch with them," he said. "I really didn't know where I stood with them. When I heard from them that they were offering me today, I was shocked."
When Bellamy spoke with Tressel, the head coach told him a written offer is in the mail and headed to Aurora.
The Buckeyes currently have verbal commitments from two offensive linemen for their class of 2009. Toledo St. Johns Jesuit tackle Jack Mewhort and Youngstown (Ohio) Boardman guard Corey Linsley have both given verbal pledges to Tressel for next season.
However, the Buckeyes are looking at Bellamy as a defensive tackle. They have one commitment at that position from Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney five-star prospect Johnny Simon.
All indications are that a final decision will be coming shortly from Bellamy, but for now the Buckeyes remain high on his list.