Signee 101: Get to know 4-star Ohio State RB Master Teague

Master Teague is one of Ohio State’s three blue-chip running back recruits in the Class of 2018, joining Jaelen Gill and Brian Snead. Teague signed his national letter of intent during the new early signing period this week, officially binding him with the Buckeyes.

Let’s get to know him a little better:

Master Teague: Bio, Stats

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 210 pounds

School: Blackman High School

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Master Teague: Recruiting rankings

Overall ranking: 219

Position ranking: 11

State ranking: 6

Rankings via 247Sports composite

How Master Teague committed to Ohio State

Teague didn’t have an offer from Ohio State when Buckeyes coaches invited him to Columbus for a workout. The understanding was clear: An Ohio State scholarship was on the line that day in June.

With coach Urban Meyer and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson watching, Teague left no doubt:

With Meyer watching, he ran two sub-4.40 40-yard dashes and also posted a 42-inch vertical leap. Teague got his scholarship offer, and he didn’t take long to act on it. Two days after the camp, he publicly announced his commitment.

“I was pretty confident they were going to give me an offer,” Teague said. “I felt confident I was going to perform, and then I did. We were hoping for an offer for a while, but things went a little differently than we thought so we had to do more things to get the offer. I just wanted to show them that I was capable of helping their team be successful.”

Two days later, Teague announced his commitment.

What Ohio State is getting in Master Teague

Teague will have to compete with Ohio State’s other two talented running back commits, but his work ethic suggests that won’t be a problem. His high school coach explains:

He’s the hardest worker I’ve ever seen. He’s the first one here and the last one to leave. He’ll work out during class at school, then he’ll practice and then he’ll work out after practice. His work ethic is unmatched. I’d put that up against anyone. Heading into his senior year he put on 10-15 pounds in the weight room and actually got faster. His sophomore year he was running 4.50 (40-yard dash), his junior year he ran 4.40 at the camps and his senior year most people know he ran 4.30 at both camps he went to at Alabama and Ohio State. It’s been quite a sight to see him grow in the weight room. He squatted 500 (pounds) and I cut him off from that. He might have been able to do 600 or so. He power-cleaned 340 and ended up benching 325. He definitely hits the weights.”

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