Sunday, June 23, 2013
WR McLaurin's hard work pays off
By Jared Shanker
Terry McLaurin (Indianapolis/Cathedral) was not going to do a lot of camps this summer. So he went to Ohio State thinking that would be one of the few camps he participated in. But then the Buckeyes asked him to come back this past weekend.
Hoping for an Ohio State offer, the 2014 receiver camped a second time at Ohio State this past weekend. This time he landed an offer, and 24 hours later, he became an Ohio State commitment.
“After going to Ohio State twice and having the opportunity to be great, I jumped at the opportunity,” McLaurin said. “Playing for Coach [Urban] Meyer and a championship coach and a coach who will go down as one of the best is great.”
When McLaurin camped on June 9, he won the sprints at the end and caught the attention of the coaches. Meyer and Indianapolis recruiter Kerry Coombs did not know much about McLaurin at that first camp, but they were impressed enough to ask him to come back two weeks later. They wanted to see McLaurin improve some over the two weeks, and if he did, they would offer.
McLaurin caught more than 1,000 passes over the two weeks between camps, working on his breaks in and out of cuts and his head movement. The hard work paid off as Ohio State was happy enough with his progress to offer.
A few months ago, McLaurin was working hard toward his first offer, so he’s grateful to say he is now an Ohio State commit.
“Ninety days ago I didn’t have any offers, and now I’m going to one of the best schools in the country and the best school, in my opinion,” McLaurin said. “Being able to say I’m an Ohio State commit, it’s not something I take for granted.”