Ryan Jacoby makes his commitment to Ohio State
When Ryan Jacoby decided he wanted to commit to the 2019 recruiting class at Ohio State, he couldn't help but pull a fast one on head football coach Urban Meyer. During a phone conversation with Tony Alford and Greg Studrawa, Jacoby relayed his intent to sign. The three then decided to keep the secret from Meyer.
After Jacoby's commitment was made public, Meyer was excited, relieved and surprised. "How did everyone keep that secret from me?" he asked.
Jacoby made his choice after sorting through a long list of suitors. Many colleges wanted the four star recruit including Boston College, Michigan, Oregon, West Virginia, Michigan State among others. The clincher for the 275 pound, 6 foot 5 left tackle was when he attended the annual Junior Day events at Ohio State.
Not only did the events interest Jacoby, so did the accommodations. In fact, even his parents, Lisa and Michael were sold on the facilities and the dorms.
Jacoby said, "It is just a combination of everything. The academics are amazing and you have the opportunity to play for a championship each year."
Jacoby is the first football player from Mentor to sign with Ohio State since 2000. His former coach, Steve Trivisonno believes the Buckeyes are getting a great one in Jacoby. He has always been impressed by his size and toughness. More impressive is the realization that one of his players is able to live out his college football dream.
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Ryan Jacoby In The Transfer Portal for 2022
Jacoby has entered the transfer portal for 2022 after two years with Ohio State. It did not appear that he would be receiving playing time this coming year leading him to make the move. He follows Max Wray who transferred to Colorado in the Spring. The open guard spot at Ohio State has five players competing for it including Matthew Jones, Enokk Vimahi, Josh Fryar and Luke Wypler.