One of the top 100 offensive tackles in the country, Jake Moretti, decided to play for Ohio State.
This was an excellent 4th of July gift for the Buckeyes' directors and players. Moretti ranks number 64 in the 2017 class of high-school offensive tackles.
This young talented star had a number of offers from several notable colleges. He even had the opportunity to choose an offer from Colorodo, which would have been close to his hometown.
Ohio State is looking forward to receiving Moretti because he has attributes that will work in their favor. On top of being 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds, he is also extremely athletic and capable of carrying over 300 pounds.
His athleticism is not typical, especially for a person his size. In the forty, he can run a 5.0, which is great for pretty much any athlete. Seeing him in action is extremely entertaining because he makes great blocks consistently. He can even hold back skilled defensive players that would give the average lineman some trouble.
On the field, he seems very competitive and focused. He plays like an individual who is intentionally trying to annihilate his competitors. He doesn't just want to win the game, he wants to overpower the defenders, and this is quite exciting to watch.
The typical high school offensive lineman may be good at run blocking, but they may not have the skills required to protect passes. Moretti is gifted in both areas, which is why he is more valuable than the average player. He is flexible and aggressive when it is time to protect passes, and he has the arm reach to effectively hold back defensive linemen.
Jake Moretti currently plays right tackle for Pomona. This may be the position he plays when he moves to Ohio State. He has a few flaws that he may need to iron out, but he is still an excellent addition to the Buckeyes team overall.