Updated Thu, Jun 27, 2013 1:22 pm
The commitments keep rolling in for Ohio Football. Outside linebacker Jared Brumfield verbally committed Thursday morning, according to Scout.com, becoming the eighth member of Ohio’s 2014 class.
Brumfield is a 6-foot-3, 218-pound two-way player from Stebbins High School in Dayton, Ohio. Though he also plays running back, Brumfield is listed as a linebacker, the first one in the ‘Cats 2014 class so far.
Brumfield committed to Ohio over offers from Western Michigan and Youngstown State. He told Scout.com’s Dave Berk that he chose Ohio for reasons other than football.
“When I went on my visit we didn’t talk a lot about football,” Brumfield told Berk. “We had about three or four meetings with the people in academics and I really liked the plan they set up for me if I attended their school.
“I know I might have committed too soon, but my visit was great as they showed me the things I wanted to see from their academics,” Brumfield said to Berk.
The soon-to-be high school senior is unranked by any scouting services to this point, and has had a low-profile in the recruiting process. In May, Scout.com listed him as one of five under-the-radar players in Southwest Ohio.
Despite his quick feet and ability to explode through holes in the offensive line, Brumfield runs with an upright style, which can lead to injuries for running backs. With his athletic frame, impressive strength, and recovery speed on defense, he will likely be used as an outside linebacker or defensive end in his time with Ohio.
Like his fellow members Brumfield’s commitment is just verbal and won’t become bidning until he signs a National Letter of Intent. The first day players can sign their NLI’s for the 2014 class is Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.