One of Indiana’s top football players is headed to Ohio State.
Avon running back Sampson James announced his commitment to the Buckeyes on Monday night. James, a 6-1, 210-pound junior, rushed for 1,782 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior and caught 16 passes for 185 yards and two scores. James is a 4-Star recruit and is ranked 2nd in his class behind Warren Central RB David Bell.
“First off I want to thank every college coach that has recruited me,” James wrote on his Twitter page. “It has been a long process and I’ve had great support with me like my coaches, my family and my friends. I’ve been dreaming of a day like this since I was a little kid and it has finally come true. I will be attending THE Ohio State University in January. I am 110% COMMITTED. GO BUCKEYES.”
James also received offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Florida State, Indiana, Purdue, Georgia, Notre Dame, Penn State and Tennessee.