Ohio State Overview: J.K. Dobbins was one of nine freshmen from the 2017 recruiting class to enroll in classes at Ohio State in January and thus take part in spring drills ... he had a fine spring and drew the attention of coaches and staff ... he is exploring majors.
More on J.K.: U.S. Army All-American J.K. Dobbins committed to Ohio State before seeing the campus ... Dobbins missed all but one play of his senior season after breaking a bone in his right leg, but 5,149 rushing yards and 74 touchdowns during his first three seasons for coach Matt Kates carried him to consensus 4-star recognition and Top 50 status nationally among all players in this class (No. 43 overall by 247Sports and No. 44 by ESPN) ... he was rated among the Top 5 running backs in the nation, including the No. 2 all-purpose back by 247Sports ... he was the Nike+ football rating champion at The Opening in Beaverton, Ore. ... finishing second was another Texas and Ohio State recruit: Jeffrey Okudah ... statistically, Dobbins had 2,740 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns as a junior and 2,243 yards and 37 TDs as a sophomore in 2014 ... he was named Class 4A all-state in 2015 by both the Texas Sports Writers Association and the Associated Press ... he helped La Grange to two state playoff appearances approximately two decades after his late father, Lawrence Dobbins, played on La Grange's 1997 state semifinalist team ... his mother is Mya Grounds.
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