Cameron Burrows is the No. 1 prospect in the state of Ohio and was recently listed as the 21st best recruit on the ESPN 150 (not that they are the most accurate). He was the first to commit to the Buckeyes' 2013 class.
With 10 players already committed, Ohio State has about 50 percent of their class filled out. At 6’2” Burrows will be a very tall cornerback with the ability to match up with any type of receiver.
Because cornerback is the thinnest position on the roster, Burrows was a "must-get" by Urban Meyer and Co. He took some of his time to answer some questions.
After your commitment, everyone thought there would be a Trotwood-Madison HS pipeline, but Bam Bradley did not become a Buckeye and Michael McCray committed to Michigan. I know McCray did not receive an offer, but why did Bam Bradley not commit?
CB: I don’t think his heart was at OSU; he wanted to be with his brother at Pitt.
Sports journalists wrote that Jim Tressel did not have a good relationship with people at Trotwood-Madison, hence, little action compared to Cleveland Glenville, is that true? Why did so few people receive attention from OSU under Tressel?
CB: I don’t think it is true. I was one of the first offers but I don’t think Tressel had anything against Trotwood. We have a lot of talent here that I believe will receive offers from Ohio State. There is a DE, a couple of young guys in the 2014 class, and another DT that could receive future offers.
What do you think about Urban Meyer?
CB: Good guy. We got a pretty good relationship and talk every now and then, I just talked to him yesterday. He is a great hire for Ohio State.
Have the coaches given you any advice in regards to recruiting?
CB: No, I do it all on my own. Some of coaches have asked me to talk to certain players, but I recruit players myself.
Who are you actively working on?
CB: James Quick, Laquon Treadwell, Joey Bosa and Alex Anzalone,
How often do you talk to them?
CB: Alex Anzalone and Joey Bosa about everyday, Laquon Treadwell twice a week, James Quick once on Twitter.
Who do you think will commit?
CB: Can’t say.
Who did you work on in the current class before they committed?
CB: Everyone except Marcus Baugh, Jayme Thompson and JT Barrett.
Buckeye Nation has talked a lot about Jaylon Smith and Derrick Green. Recruiting services list ND leading for Jaylon Smith and Clemson leading for Derrick Green. Do you agree? Do you talk to them? Do you think they will come to OSU?
CB: I have no idea, I have not talked to either one.
At your size, experts say it is hard to play cornerback because of your hips not being able to turn or be as agile. Have the coaches told you that you will be a corner or could you also play safety?
CB: They told me cornerback.
Are you a shutdown cornerback?
Which coaches do you talk to the most?
CB: Talk to (Everett) Withers two tines, Meyer once a week, (Kerry) Coombs once a week.
When you do you think OSU will win a championship?
CB: I am working on it now. I predict two to three years.
Much thanks goes out to Cameron Burrows. Here's to hoping continued success on the recruiting trail for Ohio State, and a long and prosperous future for Mr. Burrows and Co.