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Price Asks For His Release From Ohio State
June 17, 2011 1:00 pm EST

Ejuan Price, linebacker from Pittsburgh, who was part of OSU's 2011 class, has asked for his release from his letter of intent, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. He is waiting for the school's final decision, which may come as early as Friday. The school can reject the request. 

With the resignation of head coach Jim Tressel and the program's problems with the NCAA, it appears Price, who had at times reconsidered his commitment with the Buckeyes during the recruiting process, is ready to seek other opportunities.  During the process, he did take an extra official recruiting visits to Iowa, Rutgers and Pittsburgh.  Also in consideration were Syracuse, Michigan State and West Virginia. 

The bottom line, if he doesn't want to be here let him go.  I have always taken the position that if the player doesn't feel it is a privilege to play at Ohio State, we don't need him.  Best of luck to you Ejuan.

OSU Recruit Candidate Carter Will Not Be Charged
February 7, 2011 7:00 pm EST

The AP is reporting authorities say Ohio State football recruit Chris Carter won't face criminal charges stemming from his arrest last week on an allegation that he fondled a girl while pretending to measure her for an ROTC uniform.

Carter is a senior offensive lineman at John F. Kennedy High School in Cleveland. The 15-year-old girl told police Carter took her to a room behind the school's auditorium and tried to pull up her bra. He was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of sexual imposition and spent a night in jail.

Cleveland city spokeswoman Maureen Harper said in a statement Monday that a full review found there was not enough evidence of sexual contact or conduct.

Carter's attorney Harvey Bruner says the city's conclusion verifies what he has said about there being insufficient evidence. He says Carter looks forward to attending Ohio State in the fall.  Ken Gordon of the Columbus Dispatch Tweeted this evening that Carter's attorney indicated he will likely be signing any day now.

Signing Day - Afternoon Updates
February 2, 2011 2:00 pm EST

Most of the recruits which had verbally committed to Ohio State have now officially committed.  Still waiting on information on a few of the candidates.

As for the good news, it now appears that Ohio State will get Curtis Grant from Virginia.  With two openings at linebacker right now, he may be able to step right in very early.

As we have been reporting for the past week, OSU had hoped to sign JaJuan Story. The Nature Coast wide receiver prospect honored an oral commitment he gave to the University of Florida back in June of 2010 and signed with the Gators.

More bad news, reports out of Cleveland indicate that Offensive lineman prospect Chris Carter has been arrested for sexual misconduct.  It seems he was sizing up some females for ROTC uniforms.  No word as to whether or not he will be made available for the team ore will even be allowed to enroll at OSU. 

Signing Day - How is Going For Ohio State?
February 2, 2011 11:00 am EST

The weather all around the country may slow down the formal Letter of Intents from being sent, but we will get them all eventually.  

The first big name that we missed out on is Aundrey Walker, who decided to sign at USC.  Expect his parents to move out to LA with him.  Also, it appears that we will not sign Darius Jennings either. Jennings picked Virginia over Ohio State and Wake Forest.  Wake Forest was recruiting Jennings as a quarterback, but he could play wide receiver, running back or cornerback. Virginia offered him as a wide receiver. 

We did manage to sign his quarterback teammate Cardale Jones.  However, we may not see him for a while as he plans to attend a prep school in the fall.   Current stories circulating call for him to go to a prep school (undetermined which one at this time) to boost his grades and GPA.  Then he would be gray-shirted for one year and possibly red-shirted the next year.

Working to keep the chart at the top of the page current with the most recent news.  These are the names of the individuals that had previously verbaled to OSU.  There will be a formal Tressel news conference at 5:00 pm this afternoon.

Several players did not need to fax an LOI today as they are already in school and we should see them in the annual spring game.  Those include student-athletes Jeremy CashJoel HaleJeff HeuermanBraxton Miller, and Ryan Shazier.

Walker May Be Heading West
February 1, 2011 9:45 pm EST

As of 9:45 pm tonight, things are not looking good for OSU in terms of landing Aundrey Walker.  Sounds like he's USC bound, but we will know for sure tomorrow.

Final Thoughts and Predictions Before Signing Day
February 1, 2011 6:30 pm EST

Late afternoon, the day before signing day (Feb 1)....here is where I think Ohio State 2011 recruiting stands....

Curtis Grant - Those that were not predicting Ohio State seem to have now changed their mind.  It sounds like Grant will sign with OSU tomorrow.  I am still a little leery, but I feel a lot more confident than I did 24 hours ago.

Aundrey Walker - I now think OSU's chances are better with Grant than Walker, but I think Walker signs with Ohio State tomorrow.  Wouldn't be shocked if it were USC, but I think Walker is yanking people's chains with the Trojan talk.

Cardale Jones - I'd be very surprised if he doesn't choose Ohio State.  But I believe Jones will be heading to a prep school with the plan to join the Buckeyes for the 2012 season.  News reports say he and Walker will not announce until tomorrow.

JaJuan Story - Some late rumblings that this one isn't over yet, but I don't think Story signs with Ohio State.

Darius Jennings - Is there room under the 85 scholarship limit cap?  Not sure...my calculations with the 22 current verbals right now have OSU right at that 85 number.  But, there is probably some attrition we don't know about and Price not honor his verbal commitment.  Jennings just might end up in scarlet and gray, but I think the chances are less than 50%.

Ejuan Price - I think Price will sign with Pittsburgh tomorrow, but we'll see.  His decision may or may not depend on Curtis Grant's decision.

Graham Glasgow - He has stated he will not sign with anyone tomorrow.  He may be waiting on Ohio State to see if a spot opens up.  And there is some talk that Glasgow could come aboard as a preferred walkon (at Ohio State). - Brent Baver

Two Days to Go, The Pressure is On
January 31, 2011 6:00 pm EST

Okay, as of late afternoon today, here is where I think OSU stands in terms of the final recruits in the 2011 class:

Curtis Grant - It still sounds like OSU has the best shot here, but I am still taking a wait and see approach.  He now says he is deciding between North Carolina and Ohio State, but has done some flip-flopping recently, in terms of what he has told the media.  A commitment from Grant would be about as big as they come.  Stay tuned.

Aundrey Walker - I think OSU chances are better with Walker than Grant, but there is quite a bit of USC smoke, so I wouldn't count this one as in the bag by any means.

Cardale Jones - He says he has an OSU 2011 offer and there was no mention of grayshirting, but it still sounds like he may be headed to a prep school.  Grades/test scores may still be an issue here, despite what Jones has told the media.  We shall see.

JaJuan Story - It doesn't appear that he will end up wearing scarlet and gray, but I could be wrong.

Darius Jennings - I think Jennings may still be in play for OSU, but tend to think he will not end up here.

Ejuan Price - He may be waiting to see if Grant chooses Ohio State.  He verbally committed to Ohio State but did visit Pittsburgh over the weekend.  I think it's a tough call right now on Price.  It's either Pitt of OSU.

Everyone else - I don't think any others will be part of OSU's 2011 class, but I am still keeping tabs on Graham GlasgowKion Williams and Tank Carradine.  - Brent Baver

Buckeyes Fill 22nd Slot With a Long Snapper
January 30, 2011 1:00 am EST

As we count down to Signing Day, here are some details and some of my thoughts on the class and how it might finish up.

The Buckeyes 22nd commitment for 2011 is Bryce Haynes (6-4, 197), a long snapper from Cummings (Pinecrest Academy), Georgia.  Haynes is considered to be the best long snap prospect in the nation.  He chose Ohio State over offers from Notre Dame, Arkansas, North Carolina and others.  Haynes carries a 3.9 GPA.  He also played WR in high school and has a reported 4.7 40 time.  Click here if you would like to see a video of him long snapping.

It seems that many who follow OSU recruiting closely didn’t like the offer to Haynes and are not thrilled with his commitment.  I tend to think the long snapper position is more valuable than most think and think Haynes is a good get for the Buckeyes.   Way too many problems on special teams this past season and an extra fraction of a second may make a difference in getting a punt/kick off.

So, where do we stand?  Ohio State currently ranks 4th nationally in Scout.com’S recruiting rankings.  No other “current” Big Ten teams rank in the Top 25 nationally.  (Nebraska ranks #24.)  As the saying goes, the rich get richer.

The Bucks now have 22 commitments.  Aside from the RB position, which was not a need this year, the class is diverse.  1 Long Snapper, 1 QB, 2 WR’s, 2 TE’s, 4 O-linemen, 3 DT’s, 2 DE’s, 3 LB’s, 2 CB’s and 2 safeties.  Before it’s all said and done, this may be one of Tressel’s top 3 classes, at least on paper.

It appears OSU can fit at least 2 more in the class.  Gregg summarized the most likely scenario this past Thursday:  OSU seems to have a pretty good shot at landing Curtis Grant (Scout.com’s #1 ranked OLB prospect nationally) and Cleveland Glenville OG Aundrey Walker.  The other uncommitted kids that OSU is still in on appear to be longer shots.  Gregg mentioned that Glenville QB Cardale Jones could come aboard as a grayshirt.  Jones seems to be open to the idea and says he will chose between Toledo and Ohio State.

But if history has taught us anything, I wouldn’t count on Grant until he signs on the dotted line.  It does appear he’s leaning Ohio State’s way, but in the past decade OSU has been in on many top notch out-of-state prospects late, only to be left standing at the altar.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed because Grant could be special.

I tend to think his USC talk is a smoke screen, but I guess it wouldn’t shock me if that is where Aundrey Walker lands.  I also wonder if grades/qualifying scores are in play here.  I feel that, as good as OSU recruiting has been under Jim Tressel, they have not brought in enough bodies on the O-line and would welcome Walker with open arms.

The other names to keep tabs on the next 4 days are: Graham Glasgow (OL, Aurora, IL), JaJuan Story (WR , Brooksville, FL), Darius Jennings (WR, Baltimore), Cornellius “Tank” Carradine (DE, JUCO 5-star prospect), and Kion Williams (RB, Interlachen, FL).  If the Bucks land one of these kids, it will likely be Jennings.  Kion Williams has committed to South Florida, but may break that commitment.

Finally, Ejuan Price, who verbally committed to Ohio State a few weeks ago, may end up opting for Pittsburgh.  Not sure it would be the end of the world if this happens, but my preference would be to take Price over most of the prospects still left on OSU’s board. - Brent Baver

The Time is Running Out for the 2011 Class Recruiting
January 27, 2011 5:00 pm EST

It is less than a week before signing day and there is no real movement for Ohio State, at least anything that is being communicated.  The Buckeyes still are stuck at 21 verbal commitments. Ohio State only has room for roughly three players in this class and hope the trio is five-star linebacker Curtis Grant, wide receiver Ja'Juan Story and offensive lineman Aundrey Walker. Grant is considered Ohio State but still has a visit to UNC planned this weekend, CBSSports.com is predicting OSU though.  Story is presently committed to Florida and had an arrest last August for battery, yet some message boards indicate he may now be considering Ohio State.  Walker seems like a no-brainer for Ohio State yet rumors are out there saying he is seriously thinking about re-locating to USC or FSU. Darius Jennings is also in the mix for Ohio State but most believe he will end up at Wake Forest or Virginia.  Also, there have been rumors about Ohio State signing quarterback Cardale Jones and grayshirting him.

Stay tuned!  

Price Texts His Decision To Go To Ohio State
January 17, 2011 8:00 pm EST

Thanks to the technology of texting, the world can now know of the Buckeye's latest addition to the 2011 recruiting class.  Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch has posted that linebacker prospect Ejuan Price texted him the choice of OSU.  The 6-foot-1, 235-pounder from Woodland Hills High School outside Pittsburgh  hosted OSU coach Jim Tressel and linebackers coach Luke Fickell for an in-home visit tonight.  He is the 21st commitment to OSU's 2011 recruiting class with just over two weeks to go before national letter of intent signing day February 2nd.  He was also cosidering Iowa and Rutgers.

 2011 Lineman Recruit Injured in All-Star Game
January 9, 2011 7:45 am EST

Lineman Michael Bennett suffered a broken left arm during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl yesterday.  He is part of the 2011 recruiting class for the Buckeyes.  He seemed to have a positive attitude as he was taken off the field.  He was teammates with another OSU recruit, Brian Bobek.

Also from that game, offensive lineman Aundrey Walker from Cleveland Glenville and linebacker Curtis Grant of Richmond, Virginia did not choose to make any announcements as to their intentions.  Both may wait until signing day before announcing anything. 

Ohio State Adds an All-American Defensive Back to the 2011 Class
January 5, 2011 10:30 pm EST

If the victory in the Sugar Bowl was not enough, the Buckeyes received more good news today.  Several players participating in the Under Armour All-American game tonight decided to commit to universities of their choice after the game.  One of those appears to be headed to Ohio State according to ESPN reports.

After a lot of interest from several schools including Michigan State, four-star defensive back Doran Grant (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent & Mary's, 5' 11", 177lbs) will follow his heart and head to Ohio State.  Grant had family ties to Michigan State, where his father is an alum.  

"This was the place that I felt most comfortable at," Grant said. "My family is excited for me and always encouraged me to make my own decision."

Grant, the #66-rated player in the country, is the Buckeyes' 20th commitment overall and sixth in the ESPNU 150. 

Linebacker Switches from Florida to OSU
December 17, 2010 11:00 pm EST

Ohio State has picked up the 19th commitment for their class of 2011.

Linebacker candidate Ryan Shazier of Plantation FL,  originally slated to go to the University of Florida, decided instead to attend Ohio State.  He has graduated early from high school and plans to enroll for winter quarter starting in January.  His decision may have been influenced by the departure of head coach Urban Meyer.  Shazier finished his junior season with 87 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 19 sacks, two fumbles caused, two fumbles recovered (one for a touchdown) and one blocked kick. Second Team All State DL for 6A classification. First Team All Broward County DL by Miami Herald. He says he can bench 275-pounds, squat 365 and claims a 38-vertical jump.

OSU Lands Linebacker for 2011 Class
November 5, 2010 7:30 pm EST

We had heard for a few days it might happen and now it has been confirmed.  Linebacker Conner Crowell verballed to Ohio State.  This is a big signing as the Buckeyes had not secured a linebacker in the 2011 class.  Crowell has good speed with solid size. It would appear he can play the run and pass equally well, bringing the kind of versatility needed in the Buckeye defense.  Crowell, a senior at North Point High School in Waldorf, Maryland, picked the Buckeyes over Penn State. The 6'1" 220 pound linebacker registered 74 tackles as a sophomore and 100 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions as a junior. Scout ranks him as the number 23 middle linebacker in the nation and Rivals has him ranked 20th at outside linebacker.

2011 Recruit Braxton Miller Featured in Sports Illustrated
August 14, 2010 7:00 pm EST

Perhaps the Buckeyes are getting some positive press from Sports Illustrated.

The most recent issue has them picked 2nd in their annual pre-season poll. In the issue before that, Ohio State recruit Braxton Miller of Wayne High School in Huber Heights was featured as one of several young athletes with great promise.  The article highlighted his career to date in high school, compares him Michael Vick (his playing skills), calls him the top quarterback prospect in the country and comments on his commitment to the Buckeyes.  

His high school coach is quoted saying "He's always had great poise but he's learning to read coverages better.  He's got a quick release, and he's got a rocket arm, and he's always fine-tuning his mechanics."

Henderson Commits to Miami
July 9, 2010 8:30 pm EST

For the second time now, the Buckeyes have missed out on top recruiting prospect Seantrel Henderson.  The top offensive lineman in the 2010 recruiting class, Henderson told Miami he plans to enroll in early August, according to a person close to him. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Henderson has not signed a letter of intent.

Miami opens practice August 5th, and Henderson is expected to begin workouts with the Hurricanes then.  So I guess he will play in at least one game this fall in the Horseshoe.

Earlier this week Henderson exited the original LOI signed this spring.  He was released from a letter of intent by Southern California on Tuesday, the latest in the fallout following an NCAA scandal. He was released without restrictions.

Henderson  updated his Facebook page to say, "It's all about The U," the Hurricanes' motto.

The NCAA recently banned USC from bowl games for two years and imposed severe scholarship restrictions following an investigation surrounding Heisman Trophy-winning tailback Reggie Bush dating to the Trojans' 2004 national championship.

Henderson, a 330-pound offensive lineman from Saint Paul, Minn., originally picked USC over Ohio State, Notre Dame and Florida.  But I still say, if the person is not thrilled by the opportunity to play at Ohio State, we don't need him.

Central Ohio Safety Commits to Ohio State
July 2, 2010 9:00 pm EST

Coach Tressel and his staff continue to add to their future classes of Buckeyes.  Today they landed the third commitment this week as safety Ron Tanner verbals to OSU.  Previously this week, Ohio State accepted commitments from Josh Perry (Class of 2012) and Nick Vannett. Tanner is the 17th commitment to the Ohio State 2011 recruiting class. 
A four-star prospect, Tanner (6'1", 190 lbs, Eastmoor HS, Columbus) is rated the No. 7 safety in the nation by Scout.com. As a junior, he recorded 83 tackles and seven interceptions on defense and doubled as a quarterback, where he threw for more than 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns.  He is the third defensive back to commit to the Buckeyes in this class, joining Plantation, FL., safety Jeremy Cash and Toledo Rogers cornerback 

Other schools in the mix for Tanner included Michigan, Michigan State, West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Stanford

Massillon WR Verbals After OSU Senior Camp
June 17, 2010 6:30 pm EST

Ohio State receives the commitment of Massillon Washington wide receiver Devin Smith, the 15th commitment to the Buckeyes' 2011 recruiting class. Smith, one of the top prospects in Ohio, received his offer after his performance at Ohio State's senior camp.  

"I have committed to Ohio State," Smith stated. "It's where I've always wanted to go to school, and this is a dream come true. I notified Ohio State today that I wanted to be a Buckeye." 

As a junior, Smith had 989 receiving yards as a junior, and scored 15 touchdowns, in helping the Tigers deep into the playoffs

Some of the bigger offers Devin received included:  Ohio State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Wisconsin.

2011 Class Grows to 14 with Addition of Indiana Lineman
June 7, 2010 7:30 pm EST

The Buckeyes finished off a busy recruiting week by picking up their 14th commitment of the 2011 recruiting class, with the announcement that Center Grove (Greenwood, IN) defensive lineman Joel Hale decided on Ohio State.  Hale, 6-foot-5, 295-pounds, is a three-star prospect that chose Ohio State over Florida, Penn State and Georgia Tech. He is expected to play defensive tackle for Ohio State. 

"I called (Ohio State head coach) Jim Tressel today and told him I had selected Ohio State," Hale explained. "It was a tough decision, but Ohio State was the best place for me." 

Hale becomes the third commitment for Ohio State in the past week, following Braxton Miller and Evan Spencer.  The Buckeyes will likely target a class that will be around 22 recruits by next February.

Top Rated Quarterback Expected to Announce his Decision
June 3, 2010 1:00 pm EST

Yesterday Brent predicted it would happen, today OSU picked up the latest commitment for the 2011 class.  Braxton Miller is Ohio State bound.  The No.1 overall prospect in the country for the 2011 recruiting class according to Scout.com, the quarterback from Huber Heights (Wayne), Ohio, announced today he picked the Buckeyes.

With the commitment of the 6-foot-3, 203-pound dual-threat QB, the Buckeyes have gained the top-rated quarterback in the nation for the second time in four years, according to some of the rating services. Current OSU quarterback Terrelle Pryor was the consensus No.1 overall prospect when he signed with the Buckeyes for the 2008 class.

"I've known for two weeks this was my final decision," Miller said during a news conference in the auditorium of Wayne High School. "I just wanted to get it our of the way so I could concentrate on my senior season at Wayne."

Though he is from Springfield, he had transferred to Wayne, about 15 miles west of Springfield in the Dayton suburb of Huber Heights. After the freshman year when he flashed such potential, he has seen his past two seasons abbreviated by injuries.

But attracted primarily by his strong passing arm, scholarship offers came from almost every major school in the country, including from reigning national champion Alabama.  Miller said he picked Ohio State for several reasons, not the least of which was it's his home-state school, and it's where he had been going to summer camp since he was in the sixth grade. He likes it so much, in fact, he said he plans to graduate by January from Wayne and hopes to enroll at Ohio State in winter quarter to gain a head start on his college career. 

Top Rated Quarterback Expected to Announce his Decision
June 2, 2010 8:00 pm EST

The best high school quarterback in the country is here in Ohio, but will he stay in-state when he goes to college?

The nations top-ranked quarterback, Braxton Miller, is expected to will make his college choice June 3rd, in an announcement from Huber Heights (OH) Wayne High School. Miller, a five-star prospect, has narrowed his choice to Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame and Ohio State, after receiving over 40 scholarship offers. 

According to Scout.com, Miller has a very live arm. He can make all the throws. His passes have good velocity and a tight spiral. He's a good athlete.  He is more than capable of making big plays with his feet and he has underrated breakaway speed. He has nice footwork and ability to make throws on the run. He can get the ball downfield and still not lose zip when moving in either direction. 

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound, Miller has been the target of college recruiters since his freshman season, and is now ranked as a five-star prospect. 
OSU Adds a Safety to bring the 2011 list to Nine
April 19, 2010 5:30 pm EST

OSU gained its ninth commitment for the class of 2011 - defensive back Jeremy Cash of Plantation, FL. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound safety had offers from Florida State, the University of Miami and Nebraska, among other schools

Another Offensive Lineman Commits to OSU
April 3, 2010 3:00 pm EST

The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio State received a commitment from Tommy Brown, an offensive tackle from Akron Firestone.  Brown, who is 6' 3", 300 lbs, becomes the 4th offensive lineman to commit to next year's class.  Other schools that had offered a scholarship included Akron, Ball State, Duke, Michigan State, Ohio, Toledo and West Virginia. 

OSU Continues to add to 2011 Class
March 17, 2010 8:00 pm EST

Brent keeps bringing additional good news as more of the recruits are lining up to be a Buckeye:

Chase Farris, OT/DE, 6-5, 250, Elyria, OH – Farris is an intriguing prospect, one that could play TE, OT, DE or DT at the next level.  He’s extremely athletic with a body that may fill out to DT size.  He’s a decent basketball player as well.  Farris held early offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame, California, Michigan, West Virginia, Michigan State, Boston College and several others but committed to Ohio State on March 16, 2010. 

DerJaun Gambrell, CB, 6-2, 180, Toledo, OH (Rogers) – Gambrell held early offers from Ohio State and Toledo and issued a verbal commitment to Ohio State on March 16, 2010.  Gambrell is a safety for Toledo Rogers but apparently will get a look at cornerback for the Buckeyes.

Brian Bobek, C, 6-2.5, 278, Palentine, IL (Wm Frmd) – Bobek had early offers from Ohio State, Michigan State, Purdue and Ball State, and issued a verbal commitment to Ohio State on March 16, 2010.  Bobek was very impressive at the junior combine in San Antonio and at Michigan State's camp in the summer of 2009.  

Two Familiar Names are Heading to OSU
March 16, 2010 7:30 am EST

With all the Big Dance hoopla, many may not have seen we got two verbals for football yesterday - 2 very "off the radar" guys  Not a lot of information available at this time.  

Chris Carter, OG, 6-5, 325, Cleveland, OH (JFK) – Carter chose Ohio State over early offers from NC State, Akron, Miami (OH) and Toledo.  Carter is no relation to Buckeye great Cris Carter (and you may note they spell their first name differently).

Antonio Underwood, OG/DT, 6-3, 300, Shaker Heights (OH) - Chose Ohio State over early offers from Illinois, Miami (OH), Toledo, Akron and Kent State.  Underwood will get a look at OG and DT at Ohio State. - Brent

Brent Rates His Top Recruits for 2011
March 1, 2010 8:00 pm EST

2011 has the potential to be a big-time class for Ohio State.  The state of Ohio may be as loaded with talent as it has been since 2002.  Ohio State is already off to a good start with verbals from two elite defensive end prospects in Ken Hayes and Steve Miller.  Also, Ohio State seems to have a very good shot at landing QB Braxton Miller from Huber Heights and linebacker Trey DePriesfrom Springfield.  Many feel these four kids are the top four prospects in the state of Ohio.  And Miller is considered by some to be the top QB prospect in the nation.   Brent's Top 2011

Florida State Loses a Coach, Ohio State Loses Two Prospects for 2011
December 3, 2009 10:00 pm EST

From the class of 2011 ESPNU 150 Watch List, DB Lamarcus Brutus and Keeline Smith (Port St, Lusie FL/Treasure Coast) verbally commit to Florida State, NoleInsider.com reports.  Prior to this, OSU was among a list of schools that had given written offers to these two players. 

Another Florida Receiver Commits to to Ohio State
October 30, 2009 11:00 pm EST

Most of us are trying to get a read on this year's Buckeye team and where they will end up in January.  Some are looking forward to the 2010 class and what new recruit might commit.  Coach Tressel is working on his 2011 recruiting class. On Thursday defensive end Steve Miller (Canton, Ohio/McKinley) committed to the Buckeyes over scholarship offers from Notre Dame, Florida, West Virginia, Stanford, Tennessee, UCLA, Nebraska, Michigan State and Purdue, among others.  The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder made 116 tackles, including six sacks during his sophomore season. He has 78 tackles and eight sacks in seven games this season. 

The Buckeyes also have a verbal commitment from defensive end Kenny Hayes (Toledo, Ohio/Whitmer).  

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2011 Class Commitments
Player    Position    Height    Weight    (School)Hometown  (LOI Received/Status)

****Mike Bennett  DL/OL  6-3  280  (Centerville) Centerville, OH  (LOI Received)
****Brian Bobek  C  6-2  278  (Wm Fremd) Palentine, IL  (LOI Received)
***Tommy Brown  OT  6-3  300  (Firestone) Akron, OH  (LOI Received)
***Chris Carter  OG  6-5  325  (JFK) Cleveland, OH  (Pending)
***Jeremy Cash  S  6-3  185  (Plantation) Plantation, FL  (Enrolled Winter Quarter)
***Conner Cromwell  LB  6-1  219  (North Point) Waldorf, MD  (LOI Received)
****Chase Farris  DT  6-5  250  (Elyria) Elyria, OH  (LOI Received)
****DerJuan Gambrell  CB  6-2  180  (Rogers) Toledo, OH  (LOI Received)
*****Curtis Grant  LB  6-3  215  (Hermitage) Richmond, VA  (LOI Received)
****Doran Grant  CB  5-11  177  (St. Vincent & Mary) Akron, OH  (LOI Received)
***Joel Hale  DL  6-4  290  (Center Grove) Greenwood, IN  (Enrolled Winter Quarter)
****Ken Hayes  DE  6-5  255  (Whitmer) Toledo,OH  (LOI Received)
**Bryce Haynes  LS  6-4  197  (Pinecrest Academy) Cummings,GA  (LOI Received)
***Jeff Heuerman  TE  6-5  225  (Barron Collier) Naples, FL  (Enrolled Winter Quarter)
***Cardale Jones  QB  6-5  230  (Glenville) Cleveland, OH  (LOI Received)
*****Braxton Miller  QB  6-3  203  (Wayne) Huber Heights, OH  (Enrolled Winter Quarter)
*****Steve Miller  DE  6-5  220  (McKinley) Canton, OH  (LOI Received)
****Ejuan Price  LB  6-1  235  (Woodland Hills) Pittsburgh, PA  (LOI Received)
****Ryan Shazier  LB  6-2  202  (Plantation) Plantation, FL  (Enrolled Winter Quarter)
***Devin Smith  WR  6-1  175  (Washington) Massillon, OH  (LOI Received)
****Evan Spencer  WR  6-1  190  (Vernon Hills) Vernon Hills, IL  (LOI Received)
****Ron Tanner II  S  6-1  190  (Rogers) Rogers, OH  (LOI Received)
***Antonio Underwood  OG/DT  6-3  300  (Shaker Heights) Shaker Heights, OH  (LOI Received)
****Nick Vannett  TE  6-5  230  (Central) Westerville, OH  (LOI Received)