Ohio wins MAC battle for Duckworth

Quarterback Joey Duckworth (Louisville, Ohio/Louisville) has become Ohio's first Class of 2014 pledge, multiple sources report.

The Bobcats topped scholarship offers from several of their Mid-American Conference foes for Duckworth's commitment, including Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Kent State, Toledo and Western Michigan.

BCS Conference programs such as Cincinnati, Duke, Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin also recruited the 6-foot-3, 215-pound pocket-passer.

Duckworth has not been evaluated by ESPN, but he is a three-star prospect in most recruiting rankings.