Empire Q&A with Cornelius Elder – ATH (Nashville, TN)

On October 4, 2012 by

 

This past Monday, Nashville product Cornelius Elder tweeted that he had just gotten off the phone with Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer. This was a surprise for quite a few Buckeye fans for multiple reasons.

First, Elder hadn’t been heard of much in a recruiting sense for OSU as of late.  There was never a question of whether or not he was capable of playing for the Buckeyes because I think most of us agree that he would fit very well into the Buckeye’s spread-option attack.  The reason we haven’t really heard much of him is because of my second point.  He had been rumored to be interested in attending college to play basketball where he also excels.

If you watch Elder’s highlights, you’ll see that the 4* Athlete is a playmaker.  He plays safety, wide receiver, and running back and does well at all three positions.  In high school ball, athletes of this caliber often play all over the field because of their superior ability; but it takes a special athlete to be equally talented at many different positions.  Elder lays out receivers and picks-off QB’s.  He also can run passes down as well as make plays with the ball in his hands.  He’s a smooth runner and could play any of these three positions in college.

His Tweet started a rush of Buckeye fan interest as we all started to wonder where things stood between Elder and the Buckeyes.  I had the chance to catch up with him, and here’s what was said:

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