QB Taylor Graham Commits to Ohio State for 2010
Ohio State tried three times this recruiting year to get a quarterback into their program that can follow Terrelle Pryor and finally got their man in Taylor Graham. Graham had a number of very good offers including UCLA, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Colorado, Duke, Iowa, and Michigan State. The Wheaten Ill. North high school product is a legacy of the Buckeye program as his father is Ohio State alumni Kent Graham.
Film: QB Taylor Graham 2009 Highlight Film
By Steve Patterson
Pro Style Quarterback
A 6-4, 211 lbs, Graham is more of a pro-style quarterback which makes the scholarship offer a little odd as Ohio State appears to be moving towards the athletic style quarterback with the success they have had with Troy Smith and now Terrelle Pryor. Graham’s father also played quarterback at Ohio State back in 1991 and then continued this career at the NFL level which could be a reason that he committed quickly after receiving an offer.
Comfort with the Coaches
Graham mentions his comfortable level with the coaches and his admiration for the facilities at Ohio State for reasons he selected the Buckeyes over offers from UCLA and Michigan State. He looks to Craig Krenzel as an example of a pro-style quarterback that had great success with the pro-style offense OSU plays. When he arrives in Columbus in 2010 he will be behind Pryor, Joe Bauserman, Justin Seims, and Kenny Guiton.
Glad to be Finished with Recruiting
Graham will now focus on his senior season and isn’t planning on making any addition visits to colleges or camps. His family is very supportive of his decision and growing up a fan of the Buckeyes made the decision to commit to Jim Tressel an easy choice. He is currently ranked a 3 Star prospect by services like Rivals.com. The Buckeyes missed out on Nick Montana and Andrew Hendrix before landing Graham.