Almost immediately after Ohio State’s 29-22 overtime win over Purdue on Saturday, Cornelius "Corn" Elder (Nashville, Tenn./The Ensworth School) went to his official Twitter account and showed the Buckeyes some love.
Who could blame the ESPN 300 running back -- he’s ranked 238th overall -- after the way Ohio State came back to win?
When the Buckeyes drove 61 yards with 47 seconds left and converted a two-point conversion to send things into overtime, it was hard not to marvel at the 105,290 in attendance and cheer a little bit from his sideline seat at The Horseshoe.
“It was the best game I’ve ever been to,” Elder said. “It was a great atmosphere. I love the campus and the coaches.”
The Buckeyes love the senior as well as they talked to the 5-foot-10, 170-pound Elder about coming back later in the season for an official visit.
It’s hard for Ohio State not to like Elder, especially after the Ensworth tailback carried the ball 40 times for 296 yards and two touchdowns on ESPNU on Friday in a 20-0 win over Brentwood Academy.
With Ezekiel Elliott (St. Louis/John Burroughs) already at running back in the 2013 class, Elder would be an incredible option for the Buckeyes at the slot position or in a two-horse backfield.
It’s something even Elder, who is also a star on the basketball court, can envision as well.
“I could see myself playing there,” he said. “Their offense kind of fits my style and they have a great coaching staff.”