Ohio State picked up their 10th commitment for the 2014 class today. The coaching staff hosted camp this week to check out kickers and found the one they were looking for in Sean Nuernberger from Buckner, Kentucky. The Buckeyes offered Nuernberger today and he committed on the spot.
“I came to visit Ohio State two days ago and kicked all day yesterday against a couple other guys,” said the newest Ohio State commitment. “I felt like I did a good job and then I came out this morning and kicked some more in front of Coach (Kerry) Coombs. They then called me in and told me they wanted to offer me. I committed on the spot. Ohio State has always been my top school and where I’ve always wanted to go.”
A 6'2, 220-pound All-State selection, he fills a key role in this class for the Buckeyes.
“Coach Coombs has been telling me that they needed a field goal kicker for 2014 and said that whoever did the best at camp had a great chance to earn a scholarship offer,” he added. “I knew I needed to do the job to earn the spot and was confident I could get it done. In the end it all worked out and I’m excited about how it came together.”
Nuernberger shared what it was about Ohio State that attracted him to the school and why they were always who he wanted to play for.
“I’ve been a big fan of them for a while,” he said. “It is just the way Ohio State football is. The staff and players put everything forth to win. They went undefeated again last year so they are a school at the top. I want to go into pre-med and Ohio State is great for that. It definitely helped put them up there for me. No other program in the country could match them.”
The Kentucky kicker spoke about his conversations with the staff and what they have told him so far.
“I’ve talked to Coach Coombs for a while now,” he stated. “I was able to get to know him and Coach Meyer on the visit and tell them about myself. I have German roots and I just told them stuff like that. We’re going to stay in touch and I’ll be back at the Friday Night Lights camp to kick in front of them some more.”
As a junior, Nuernberger made seven of 12 field goals with a long of 46. He also made 29 of 32 extra point attempts.