Kareem Felder, a defensive back from Baltimore's St. Frances High School has committed to Ohio State. The future Buckeye had paid the campus a visit on April 9 and then expressed his strong desire to join their program. His dream became reality when he made his official announcement.
Once committed to Virginia Tech, Felder's recent interest in Ohio State has not been kept secret. He has been expressing interest in the school for weeks and making statements that insinuated his desire to play as a Buckeye. In one of his most recent statements Felder said, "It was just an opportunity I could not turn down." He went on to say that he felt like he would fit right in with their football program.
While head coach Urban Meyer reinforced his team's interest in Kareem during his visit, the assistants also displayed that interest by visiting Felder's school. Larry Johnson and Kerry Combs both spent time with Felder on his home turf before he made his final decision.
Felder had an impressive 16 scholarship offers to navigate through in his journey to choose a college. The 165 pound, 5 foot 11 athlete is ranked as a 3 star prospect by 247 Sports Rankings as well as the number 15 prospect in all of Maryland. He becomes the first commitment by a defensive back for Ohio State in their 2016 class.
Kareem Felder 2014 Junior Highlights