Buckeyes pick up first quarterback for 2015 class as Joe Burrow commits

Joe Burrow. (247Sports.com Photo)

Joe Burrow. (247Sports.com Photo)

Yesterday, Urban Meyer and his coaching staff picked up their third verbal commitment (again) for the class of 2015 as Joe Burrow pledged his allegiance to Buckeye Nation via Twitter on Tuesday.

Burrow, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound quarterback from The Plains, Ohio, who attends Athens High School, currently receives a four-star rating from both 247Sports.com and Scout.com. 247Sports lists Burrow as the tenth-best dual-threat quarterback in the country, while Scout tabs him No. 25 among all signal-callers in the nation.

Along with Ohio State, Burrow had offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Fresno State, Iowa State, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, among others.

It’s the second time in three months that Ohio State landed its third commitment for this class. Back in February, Florida safety Ben Edwards verballed to Ohio State only to decommit on April 19. That same day, Edwards committed to Auburn.

Burrow joins Jamel Dean and Eric Glover-Williams as the three recruits for the 2015 class so far. Dean committed in December and Glover-Williams did so last August.

Dean, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound cornerback from Cocoa High School in Cocoa, Fla., currently receives a four-star rating and is ranked as the 20th-best cornerback prospect in the nation by 247Sports.com.

Along with Ohio State, Dean also had offers from Florida, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi State and Temple.

Dean attended Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights camp in July, and made an unofficial visit to watch the Penn State game in Columbus on Oct. 26.

Glover-Williams, nicknamed “Superman,” is a 5-foot-11, 165-pound athlete/running back/cornerback from McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio, who currently receives a four-star rating by Scout.com and 247Sports.com. Scout lists Glover-Williams as the 13th-best running back prospect in the nation, and 247Sports tabs him at No. 8 among all cornerbacks in the country.

Along with Ohio State, Glover-Williams also had offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan State, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and West Virginia.