Just a few days after picking up a verbal pledge from three-star safety De'Vante Mitchell, Frank Solich and the Ohio Bobcats football squad have landed a commitment from another quality high school prospect. On Wednesday afternoon, LaBrae (OH) standout Tariq Drake announced he will suit up for the Bobcats over scholarship offers from the likes of Akron, Marshall, Robert Morris, and Youngstown State.
"I wish the best of luck to all the programs, but OU just had a more down home feeling. I liked the environment more than any other place. I think that this University is the best place for me to play because I can fit into the system and play good football. When I think of OU I think of a hard working program that's on the prowl." The 6'1, 160-pounder stated to Hustle Belt soon after ending his recruiting process in favor of the Bobcats.
A jack-of-all-trades on the high school level, Drake sees action in a matter of different ways for LaBrae, the former home of 2016 Ohio signee Keevon Harris. Playing wide receiver, and cornerback, the All-Conference selection will make the move to the defensive side of the ball full-time when he arrives in Athens next season.
As a junior for the 9-3 Vikings, Drake accounted for nearly 600 yards receiving, while snatching up 50 total tackles, and two interceptions last season.
Want to see Tariq Drake in action? Check out some of his high school highlights, courtesy of the team at Hudl: