Ohio State hosted Kent State on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Ohio Stadium.
Overview: Curtis Samuel was one of six from his recruiting class of 2014 to enroll into classes at Ohio State in January ... he came to Ohio State a consensus four-star prospect by all four recruiting services and he was among the Top 100 players in the nation according to 247Sports (No. 46), Rivals (No. 49) and Scout (No. 60) ... listed on the ESPN 300 (No. 153) ... rated as the No. 9 receiver by Scout, No. 5 athlete by 247Sports and No. 8 receiver by Rivals ... Samuel rushed for 1,461 yards, averaged 15.8 yards per rush and scored 17 touchdowns in 2013 and helped his 10-2 Dutchmen team, coached by Danny Landberg, to a second appearance in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) city title game ... named New York's Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior ... rushed for 446 yards and scored six touchdowns in 2013 city league playoffs ... had an 80-yard kickoff return TD vs. John F. Kennedy and had a 75-yard TD run vs. Tottenville in the title game ... invited to U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Samuel averaged 11.5 yards per carry as a junior while rushing for 1,047 yards and 13 touchdowns ... he also had three receiving touchdowns and two punt return touchdowns as a junior while helping Erasmus to an undefeated season and a first-ever PSAL title ... the New York Daily News named Samuel its city player of the year in 2012 ... state runner-up in the 55-meter dash in spring 2013 ... parents are Nicole Samuel, step-father Roy Armstead and father Curtis Council.