With the commitment of the nation's No. 98 recruit Curtis Samuel
on Friday, Ohio State is making its move on Alabama as the top recruiting football class for 2014.
The receiver, running back and defensive back from Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
picked the Buckeyes over Alabama, Boston College, Clemson and Connecticut. He rushed for 1,047 yards and 15 touchdowns last year and added five returns for scores, three on punts.
He'll play offense in college, likely slot receiver, and has been compared with similar talents to Percy Harvin. He's run a 4.36-second 40-yard-dash.
Eramus Hall coach Danny Landberg told 247Sports.com
: "I like that he's a no nonsense guy. When Curt hits the weight room and conditioning and eating right, he will have NFL combine numbers that will be off the charts going into his junior year. … His potential is like none other that I've seen."
See the impact 247sports
thinks Samuel will have at Ohio State.
Ohio State (254.86 points) moved two spots to No. 2 behind Alabama (267.53) in the 247sports team rankings
. Of the Buckeyes' 17 recruits, 11 are 4-star and six are 3-star.