Adam Bellamy Earns
the 17th Spot
Coming to the Ohio
State senior camp couldn’t have turned
out any better for Aurora
defensive line prospect Adam Bellamy. The offensive lineman/defensive lineman
earned himself a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes for the defensive line and
quickly committed to the Buckeyes 48 hours after leaving Columbus.
By Steve Patterson
a good number of offers which were growing by the week. Ohio
State and Michigan
offered the top 20 Ohio
prospect the same week of June. Those two offers followed previous offers from Michigan State, Indiana, Cincinnati, Northwestern, Boston College
278lbs defensive lineman knew going into camp at Ohio State
that he wanted to be a Buckeye and felt he needed to step up during the weekend
on campus to show the coaching staff that he deserved an offer. He left without
an offer and was considering other options when his high school coach told him
Jim Tressel wanted him to call. Coach Tressel had the good news for Bellamy 24 hours
after the camp ended.
did Head Coach Jim Tressel offer Bellamy 24 hours after camp ended but had put
the written offer in the mail. Bellamy quickly began discussing the offer with
his parents and when the offer arrived in the mail on Tuesday after the camp,
he was ready to commit. He became the 17th commit of the 2009
recruiting class for the Buckeyes that should be as good as 2008 and will total
between 23 and 25 players when complete.
One of the
offers that Bellamy was seriously considering before Ohio State
was the Wolverine offer from Coach Rich Rodriguez. That offer came in on June 2nd
shortly before the Ohio
State camp which began
the Friday of the same week. He was scheduled to visit Michigan’s campus shortly after the offer
from Jim Tressel came in the mail. Needless to say, he cancelled his trip to Ann Arbor and is set on
his future being a run stopper for the Scarlet and Gray.