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National Signing Day: Ohio State Football Recruits Get Early Starts On College Life

While Ohio State football waits on linebacker Curtis Grant and his college football decision, there are five players from Ohio State’s recruiting class that are getting an early start on their college life, including one big name from the 2011 recruiting class – Braxton Miller.

These five players graduated high school early and enrolled for the winter quarter at Ohio State:

Braxton Miller, QB, 6-3, 203 Huber Hts. (Wayne), Ohio.
He was the No.1 prospect in Ohio according to Ohio Football Recruiting news, and the No.1 dual-threat QB in the nation according to, the 34th best overall prospect.

Jeremy Cash, DB, 6-2, 190, Plantation, Fla.
Ranked the No. 25 safety nationally by, and No. 30 by Both services rank him as a three-star prospect.

Joel Hale, DL, 6-4, 290, Greenwood (Center Grove) Ind.
Rated the No. 35 defensive tackle nationally by, and No. 30 by Both rate him a three-star prospect.

Jeff Heuerman, TE, 6-5, 225 Naples (Barron Collier), Fla.
An early commitment, he was offered by at least 20 schools but not Florida or Florida State after he expressed a desire to go out of state.

Ryan Shazier, LB, 6-3, 210 Plantation, Fla.
Offered by almost every school in the Southeastern Conference and an early commitment to Florida, he switched to the Buckeyes in December.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.