SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood running back Maurice Wells had offers from most every major program in the country. After months of deliberating and taking four of his allotted five official visits Wells announced his decision moments ago at the U.S. Army All-American game.
"I have decided to commit to Ohio State," Wells said. "It just really felt like the right place for me. I felt comfortable with the coaching staff and the situation there is very good if your looking for early playing time."
Wells chose the Buckeyes over Georgia Tech and USC. In an interview with Rivals.com earlier this week Wells cited the factors he based his decision on.
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"Ohio State is losing their top two running backs so they need someone that can step up and play immediately and I think that any player looks for early playing time," Wells said.
The 5-foot-9, 177-pound Wells ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds and the 4.38 second shuttle time and posted a 31-inch vertical jump. He is ranked as the No. 66 player overall in the nation and the No. 4 all-purpose back in the nation.
As a junior Wells rushed for 3,079 yards and 31 touchdowns, was an all-state selection and rushed for 429 yards in a single game. He was also named the state player of the year as a junior.