Ohio RB Will Mahone (Austintown, Ohio/Fitch) has set his announcement date. The four-star running back will announce his college decision on August 7th.
Mahone will choose between Notre Dame, Michigan State, Penn State, and Pittsburgh. He received offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia.
He was ranked the No. 7 overall running back on Coach D's Big Board and the No. 1 big back.
Here is Coach D's evaluation of Mahone.
"Mahone is the top power back on Notre Dame’s board. He has good size at 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds. Mahone also runs with impressive power and is a strong downhill runner. He possesses good balance and runs with good pad level, making him an effective between the tackles runner. His ability to put his head down and ram forward will make him an effective short yardage back as well. Mahone is more than just a power back. He has solid speed, which he combines nicely with his good size and powerful running style. Mahone is a one-cut runner that gets downhill quickly and runs with a good forward lean. He anticipates contact well and is able to dip and rip through defenders in space. He has enough quickness and agility to make defenders miss on the second level as he works for extra yards. His game is best suited for a more traditional offense, but he could be a weapon in the spread offense. The extra creases and room he would get would allow him to bully defenses between the tackles, and if he gets a crease he could make big plays. He reminds me of a faster and a bit more explosive version of Jacob Ramsey, who was a solid running back for Kelly at Cincinnati."