COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 15: Head football coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes is introduced to the crowd at halftime of the basketball game between the Indiana Hoosiers and the Ohio State Buckeyes on January 15, 2012 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
7 Total Updates since April 18, 2012
8 months ago Update 0 comments
Tyquan Lewis, a 4-star defensive end from the state of North Carolina, has committed to Ohio State as part of the 2013 recruiting class, choosing OSU over LSU and North Carolina. As noted by Buckeyes blog Land-Grant Holyland, Lewis became the 17th player to commit to OSU for 2013 when he announced his decision on Thursday. The 6'4, 226-pound pass rusher should have a chance to crack the defensive line rotation for Urban Meyer's squad when he arrives on campus next season.
Lewis will join 4-star defensive tackle Michael Hill on the line next season, as Hill announced his commitment to OSU back in June. To get a complete look at the '13 recruiting class for the Ohio St. Buckeyes, be sure to check out the extensive coverage provided on SB Nation Cleveland's dedicated storystream.
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The Ohio St. Buckeyes are rolling right along with their 2013 recruiting class. Sure, the university has had some troubles and suffered some NCAA sanctions because of them, but Urban Meyer has been attracting some top players with, quite frankly, his pedigree as a head coach. Now, according to Land-Grant Holy Land, there's another recruit to add to the list.
Taivon Jacobs, a 3-star athlete from the state of Maryland, has committed to Ohio State. He chose the Buckeyes over schools like West Virginia and his home state University of Maryland. He's a very athletic player, who can do a lot of things on offense at a lot of different positions, which is what Meyer thrives on. He likes to get players moving around a lot and have them make things happen with natural talent.
Jacobs is definitely that kind of player, so this seems to be a good get for Meyer. He's the 15th commitment for the 2013 class, which is turning out to be one of the stronger classes in college football at this point.
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It's been awhile since we've had any big recruiting news for the Ohio St. Buckeyes. Despite issues with bowl games for the upcoming season, players bought into the Urban Meyer system early on, but things have gone predictably quiet for all schools. That's changed as of Tuesday, when Darron Lee committed to Ohio State, as per Land-Grant Holy Land:
"Urban Nation" lands a 6'1", 205 lb athlete who runs a 40 at a reported 4.64 seconds. The New Albany, Ohio product projects by most to defensive back and is a consensus 3-star talent by all the major recruiting services.
But Wednesday, even bigger news came out. The landing of Lee is a solid one, but the bigger news is .. bigger in more ways than one. According to Ryan Bartow of Rivals, with a H/T to SB Nation, 4-star defensive tackle Michael Hill has committed to the Buckeyes as well.
Hill, from Pendleton (SC), is the No. 1 recruit in South Carolina. He's 6'2'' and checks in at 315 pounds, and is one of the top-30 defensive line recruits (taking both tackles and ends into consideration). He's a major commitment for Meyer's Buckeyes, where he'll likely play the nose guard position. He joins Bill Price as the second defensive tackle of the 2013 class.
about 1 year ago Update 0 comments
Ohio State University recruit Alex Anzalone, a four-star recruit, pulled his commitment to the Buckeyes on Friday, May 4. Anzalone's move comes on the heels of a mini-scandal involving a convicted sex offender, Charles Waugh, who took photos with Anzalone and other recruits at the school's spring football game.
Anzalone never revealed his reasons for decommitting from Ohio State, but his father, Sal, said it all in a statement following the news.
"You don't want your son to go to a place where there's a potential issue (like this)," Sal Anzalone said. "You expect the (football) staff to have some sort of control on how things are handled with recruits when they visit. This is ridiculous.
"I was concerned with what recruits do, and with them being allowed to visit these kind of places where it puts kids at risk. That's the issue. You entrust people (at the school) to do the right thing."
Via Reading Eagle
Ohio State sent out a notification concerning Waugh's status following the spring game. OSU has little control over who can attend its spring football games, or pose with athletes for pictures.
For more on the Waugh story, visit this StoryStream at SB Nation.
about 1 year ago Article 0 comments
The Ohio State Buckeyes have added two defensive ends to their list of commitments, Florida's Joey Bosa and North Carolina's Lewis Neal.
about 1 year ago Update 0 comments
Urban Meyer's 2013 recruiting class is growing by the day, and yesterday's coup of four-star linebacker Alex Anzalone from Pennsylvania added yet another potent weapon to an already-stacked class. The 6-foot-3, 220lb Anzalone informed Alex Gleitman of Eleven Warriors of his intentions on Saturday, and became the 11th member of Ohio State's 2013 class in the process.
The speedy linebacker announced immediately after Ohio State's Spring Game on Saturday (which the Scarlet won 20-14), despite heavy interest from a number of other elite programs. Schools like Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma and USC were also on Anzalone's radar in addition to his hometown Penn State Nittany Lions. In the end, he opts to join a Buckeyes program that has its sights set on playing for a national title sooner, rather than later with a proven winner like Meyer at the helm.
about 1 year ago Update 0 comments
The Ohio State Buckeyes just landed their tenth commitment for the 2013 recruiting class, and it's a big one: quarterback J.T. Barrett, as reported by Albert Breer on Twitter:
Aaannnndd ... Urban Meyer gets a commitment from the top dual-threat quarterback in Texas. Welcome aboard, JT Barrett.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 18, 2012
As noted, Barrett is one of the top quarterback prospects in the nation. He's 6-foot-2, 205-pounds and will join Meyer, who loves him some quarterbacks. Scout.com had some quotes from Barrett in their news piece, in which Barrett says he believes he can throw the football from the pocket as well as any, while still being mobile. He also goes on to say that he's working on his accuracy more than anything else.
Barrett is out of Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas and picked the Buckeyes over schools like Baylor, LSU, Ole Miss and others. He fits Meyer's offense very well and will likely take over for Braxton Miller once he departs for the NFL.