Malik Hooker's Choice Is Ohio State
New Castle Red Hurricanes athlete Malik Hooker enjoys the position of being one of the most sought-after football and basketball players in the country. The senior from the class of 2014 has committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes as their second commitment for the upcoming season. At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, Hooker has distinguished himself as an outstanding basketball player and as a varsity footballer. He now heads to one of the most prestigious football programs in the NCAA to be part of a powerhouse team that swept the 2012 season with a perfect 12-0 record.
Big Picks and Ohio State Football
The Ohio State Buckeyes have had a history of big picks that have gone on to be some of the NFL's shining stars. A.J Hawk of the Green Bay Packers, Ted Ginn, Jr. of the Carolina Panthers and Antoine Winfield of the Seattle Seahawks head a list of over 35 NFL athletes who have played collegiate football at Ohio State University. The school's football program continues to hold the reputation of being the training ground for some of America's greatest football talent. Malik Hooker's choice and acceptance as an Ohio State Buckeye has generated great excitement among NFL scouts and is expected to spur rivals Illinois and Michigan to invest in players who can counter Hooker's athleticism and presence on the field.
Malik Hooker has played safety and wide receiver for the Red Hurricanes and is expected to continue as safety at OSU. The success and work ethic of two-time National Championship winner and Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer is cited as one of the primary reasons for Hooker's decision to choose Ohio State from a host of offers from Pitt, Arizona, West Virginia, Michigan and Michigan State. Hooker is known for his blazing speed and decisive play-making at both ends of the field.
With a 12-0 undefeated season, the Ohio State Buckeyes will look to rely on its new talent including Malik Hooker and defensive linesman Demetrius Knox to return the school to its winning ways barely two years after a memorabilia scandal rocked the team. With his superb athleticism, intuitive play-making and adaptability, Malik Hooker is expected to do wonders at Ohio State University in the years to come.