With 2012′s recruiting class officially in the books, Ohio State’s recruiting efforts can now focus squarely on 2013. This will be Urban Meyer’s first full recruiting class as head coach of Ohio State, no longer encumbered by “marginal guys” that he inherited when he took the job in late November. So perhaps it’s a sign of things to come that the Buckeyes already have two of the top 3 players in the Buckeye State pledged for 2013. It since added another top ten prospect this afternoon when Billy Price, a defensive tackle from Austintown, Ohio, gave his commitment to Ohio State’s 2013 recruiting class.
The commitment is a bit unexpected. Price had told Jeremy Birmingham of Eleven Warriors that he would not decide on college until after his senior season at Austintown Fitch High School. However, then became now after a weekend visit to Columbus. Price had settled on Ohio State as the place to be, over places like Michigan State, Michigan, Nebrasky, and Tennessee, among others.
Preliminary rankings have Price as the #7 player in the Buckeye State, joining Burrows (#1) and Marshall (#2) in the top 10. As such, Ohio State is already off to a fantastic start for next year’s recruiting class, which should again challenge the Wolvereenies for tops in the conference and contest for best in the country.
Some junior film follows after the jump.