Episode #23: Ohio State Running Back Master Teague III

Ohio State Running Back Master Teague III joins Ben, Jordan and Isaiah on the twenty third episode of the Dream On Podcast. In this episode, In this episode Mater shares his story as well as the process of becoming a 4 star running back commit and being recruited by some of the biggest college football programs

When Master Teague III committed to Ohio State in June, it came as a slight surprise to some, as Teague joined a class that already featured a pair of talented running backs in Jaelen Gill and Brian Snead.

However, Teague’s downhill running ability and leadership on and off the field caught the eye of Ohio State’s coaching staff, which led to an offer on June 9. Two days later, Teague was a Buckeye.

Teague’s commitment was Ohio State’s 13th in the 2018 class, and the Tennessee native told Eleven Warriors’ Andrew Lind following his commitment that he chose to become a Buckeye because of the close relationships he had built with Ohio State’s coaching staff.

“The Ohio State University coaching staff and I have been able to build a close relationship over the past several months,” Teague said. “I have really enjoyed getting to know them all. I would like to thank all the people now and in the past that have helped bring me up to were I am today.”

At the time of his commitment, Teague was just a three-star prospect. However, following his commitment to Ohio State and subsequent games during his senior season, the Blackman High School running back earned a fourth star in the 247sports composite and jumped up to the No. 11 running back in the country.

Teague’s senior season didn’t exactly go as planned however, as the star running back suffered a season-ending ankle injury in late September. He underwent surgery on Sept. 27 to repair a peroneal tendon subluxation, a condition in which the tendon snapped out of place in his left ankle.

Despite the injury ending his season, Teague remained consistent in his comeback routine, and had the protective boot was off by November. Teague was also back running by late November and his father told Lind that the younger Teague was ahead of schedule in his rehab as of Nov. 22.

In just more than four games this season, Teague rushed for 711 yards and 10 touchdowns. He is expected to enroll early at Ohio State and arrive on campus in January for classes and be close to 100 percent.

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