Urban Meyer has established the ability to land the top defensive line prospects in America in his two recruiting classes at Ohio State, and Joey Bosa certainly fits the bill.
Bosa, 6-foot-5, 270-pounds, will begin his career with the Buckeyes as a strong-side defensive end, and will get every opportunity to jump into the two-deep at Ohio State as a freshman.
BREAKDOWN: First, this kid is enormous at 6-foot-5 and 270-pounds. Bosa has a good get off, good speed inside the box, and is very strong, aggressive and down right nasty.. I mean he’s always attacking and the best d-line prospect I have seen in person this fall. He flat out dominated Lincoln by himself in Friday's state championship game, as they controlled the line of scrimmage. He will be a major force in the middle for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes. - Jamie Newburg.
There is not much you don't like when watching Bosa in action. He is a big defensive lineman that plays with good pad level and he consistently fires off the ball. He gets penetration and helps collapse the pocket on the high school level. In college, he will be a quick interior lineman or a strong and physical end. He has a lot of room to grow still into his frame and he is only going to get better. - Chad Simmons
Bosa On Choosing Ohio State: "I'm going to be a strong-side defensive end at Ohio State," he explained. "I'm looking to start next year at defensive end, and that's my mindset right now. Ohio State wants me to report at the weight I'm at right now (270-pounds), and they will add weight the right way."
Bosa indicated head coach Urban Meyer, position coach Mike Vrabel, and defensive coordinator Luke Fickell all played big parts in his commitment to the program.
"Coach Meyer is awesome, and he just took a 6-6 team to an undefeated season, so that speaks for itself," Bosa said. "Coach Meyer doesn't have the talent he needs to be a national champion yet, but he knows how to recruit and how to win, so that's going to happen at Ohio State."
"Coach Vrabel and Coach (Luke) Fickell are both awesome and I love hanging out with those guys, because we all think alike," he continued. "I really get along with both of them, and we spent a lot of time together on my visits to Ohio State."