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Urban Meyer lands his first quarterback recruit as Ohio State’s coach

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Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s success on the recruiting trail keeps on coming. Quarterback prospect J.T. Barrett, out of Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas orally committed Wednesday to play for OSU after he graduates from high school in 2013.

During his junior year, Barrett completed 102 of 171 passes for 1,605 yards, as he threw for 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Barrett also contributed 1,521 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground.

OSU’s 10th commitment of the class stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 209 pounds.

Recruiting website Rivals.com ranked Barrett as a four-star recruit and the No. 134 overall player in the 2013 class. The site also ranked him as the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback.

Barrett narrowed his choices down to OSU, LSU, Texas Tech and Nebraska in March before finally committing to OSU.

As Meyer’s first quarterback signee, Barrett is expected to compete with 2012 signee Cardale Jones to eventually replace current sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller.

Meyer has had his fair share of success at recruiting the quarterback position, signing notable players such as Heisman Trophy winners, Tim Tebow and Cam Newton (transferred to Auburn University) while coaching at the University of Florida.

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