Ezekiel Elliott was back in Columbus this week and gave as good a recruiting pitch as one can. He said Ohio State’s practices and structure paved the way for his monster rookie season for the Cowboys.
“It was great to see what I learned at Ohio State translate to the next level,” Elliott says. “The Woody is home. It will always be home. This Ohio State fraternity is a never-ending brotherhood. It’s a special place, and you want to come back. You want to come back and see the guys you played with. You want to come see the guys who are coming up behind you and trying to follow in your footsteps.”
Elliott even said the Buckeyes practices were more challenging than NFL ones.
Watch the whole interview below.
"Ohio State definitely prepared me to go to the next level and dominate."
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) February 22, 2017
Elliott ran for a league-high 1,631 yards (5.1 per carry) and 15 touchdowns in his first year in the NFL, finishing fourth in MVP voting. He missed out on Rookie of the Year, which went to his teammate, QB Dak Prescott.