What seemed inevitable from the moment they offered has come to fruition as Dana Hills (Calif.) athlete Grant Schwartz has pulled the trigger and committed to childhood favorite Ohio State.
Schwartz, 6-0, 205 pounds is a talented two way standout who plays both quarterback and safety but was recruited as a safety by the Buckeyes. He picked up early offers from Boise State, Oregon and Colorado State and after reviewing senior film, the Bucks jumped on board as well.
Schwartz' father Brian played for Ohio State and Grant grew up a fan of Ohio State ever since. Several schools in fact showed only lukewarm interest in the athlete believing that as soon as Ohio State offered, that would be it.
"He committed last night," Brian said. "The bottom line for Grant is that he wanted to just be done with it and it was very obvious that many schools thought it was a foregone conclusion he was going to end up at Ohio State. The only reason to delay would have been to generate more offers and but Grant has always wanted to become a Buckeye so why not just be done with it. Obviously there are only so many schools in the nation that can even match what they have to offer."
Schwartz camped at Ohio State this past summer and was rated as the top safety at the camp. Combine that with a 4.50 clocking in the 40 at the same event and it's no wonder the Bucks had the athlete rated so highly.
"They have promised him the opportunity to compete right away including returning kicks," Brian said. "He's relieved and happy, this is really a dream come true for him."
Schwartz dislocated his shoulder earlier in the season and has missed the last two weeks. He's done with quarterback but will make his season debut at receiver tonight.