Ohio State Commit Could Trip

The #15-ranked corneback in the country by TheInsiders.com, <b>Brandon Underwood</b>, is verbally committed to Ohio State. But he has indicated -- and his father confirms -- that he could possibly visit other schools...

When Hamilton (Ohio) High cornerback Brandon Underwood (6-1, 170) made his decision to commit to Ohio State in late July, some schools stopped calling.

However, Underwood has still been getting the attention of many college coaches around the country, and though he hasn't changed his stance on his commitment to Ohio State, there may be some trips besides the one to Columbus on the docket.

"When (one of the recruiting writers) called, I never said that Brandon was wavering in his commitment. He is going to be a Buckeye," said Reverend Underwood, Brandon's father. "His commitment is still holding true."

But while he is committed to Ohio State, he is still hearing from Notre Dame, Virginia, Iowa and UCLA, among others. "Coach Schneider from UCLA called us last week when they were in Oklahoma, saying he still wants Brandon. Brandon may take a trip out there. He's never been to the West Coast. Sure, he could go out there, and see it and like it, and I can't fault him for wanting to take his trips, see some places he's never seen. But beyond that, he's not wavering."

Underwood, rated the #15 corner in the nation, would join his brother E.J., a back-up sophomore cornerback, at Ohio State, if he were to stick to his verbal commitment.

"Brandon is a smart kid, he knows that even though he committed to Ohio State, some schools still want him. So I can't fault him for listening. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be recruited. We told him to enjoy it."

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