Roby changes commitment to Ohio State

Brad Roby did a good job of keeping his decommitment from Vanderbilt quiet.

But it didn't take long for the Peachtree Ridge football player's choice to attend Ohio State to go public.

After returning from church Wednesday and seeing his commitment to Ohio State come across ESPN during the Clemson vs. North Carolina basketball game, Roby decided to officially change his choice to Ohio State.

"I like Ohio State because of its tradition, all the coaches are great, the players are real cool. The fans, the fans, are great," Roby said. "I think it will be a great place for me. I really couldn't go wrong with Ohio State."

Roby committed to Vanderbilt during the summer, but had second thoughts during the football season. He decommitted from Vandy a few days before Christmas and after his visit to Ohio State last weekend decided that was the school for him.

Roby, a Daily Post all-county selection, will join former teammate Cameron Heyward at Ohio State.

"When I went to take my visit I knew it was the place for me," Roby said. "Cameron and his mom have really been the biggest recruiters."

Roby was a standout receiver, defensive back and return specialist for Peachtree Ridge last season. He said Ohio State has recruited him as a defensive back, but he could end up playing receiver.

"Coach Tressel said the biggest problem with me is figuring out where he's going to put me," Roby said. "He said guys like Ted Ginn, Anthony Gonzalez and Chris Gamble, they came in as defensive backs and ended up playing wide receiver. It doesn't matter to me where I play, I'm going to give it my all."

Roby said he doesn't plan to make any more official visits before National Signing Day on Feb. 3.

"Ohio State is the place for me," Roby said. "Unless Coach Tressel goes somewhere, I'll be at Ohio State."