Jeremy Ruckert of Lindenhurst commits to Ohio State Buckeyes – New York News

Jeremy Ruckert, the top-rated high school tight end in the country, will play football for Ohio State in the fall of 2018.


The two-time Newsday All-Long Island selection from Lindenhurst, announced his decision to play for Ohio State on Monday afternoon during a video reveal on Bleacher Report.

“My parents were really great about the process and let me make the best decision for my future,” Ruckert told Newsday. “I didn’t feel much pressure at all because my support system here at home was awesome. I called Ohio State coach Urban Meyer last week to tell him about my decision and I caught him driving home with his wife from the airport on their anniversary. The timing was so good. He told me it was a great present, one of the best he’d had.”

The 6-foot-6, 239-pound four-star tight end known for his spectacular catching skills, precise route running and speed was ranked as the top prospect at his position for the Class of 2018 by Scout.com and 247Sports.com, two highly respected national prep sites.

“Coach Meyer wants me to play early and have an impact there,” Ruckert said. “He didn’t sign a tight end in the last two recruiting classes. He wanted me and that meant a lot.”

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