Why did Cade Stover Wait
It was shocking to many that it took so long for four-star linebacker Cade Stover to commit to the Buckeyes. Last spring, Ohio State offered a scholarship to Stover that most felt he would take in a matter of a few days. Cade was not in a rush to commit to any school at that time. He said he was enjoying the recruitment process. It took him nearly a year before he committed to Ohio State.
What Finally Sealed the Deal with Stover
Stover said he finally decided on Ohio State because of the family atmosphere. He had over two dozen offers from other schools that include Penn State, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, Michigan, Notre Dame and Texas. Reportedly, Ohio State had their sites on Stover for quite some time. Along with Cade, there were only a few other sophomores invited to attend the January 2017 Junior Day. The Buckeyes made an offer to Stover several weeks later when he returned to the campus to watch spring practice. Over the next few months, Stover returned to Ohio State to strengthen his relationship with head coach Urban Meyer.
Stover’s Two Goals
The Fighting Irish and Sooners both tried to recruit Stover, but he made his decision this past weekend to end the recruiting process. Cade says he is going to work hard to achieve his two goals, which is to win a national championship and to go the NFL. In the class of 2019, the 6-foot-four, 225-pound Cade Stover is the considered to be the eighth-best outside linebacker and is the 130th overall prospect.
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