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"There's lots of hype around (freshmen, Mike) Mitchell and (Trey) Johnson, and with good reason based on their natural ability. But I've always felt the position is too difficult to really count on true freshmen consistently, which makes the haul the Buckeyes had at linebacker in last year's class even more valuable heading into spring. Between Camren Williams, David Perkins, Joshua Perry and Jamal Marcus, Ohio State should be able to find two starters -- but it might only need one if Curtis Grant finally flips the switch and becomes the middle linebacker everybody expected him to be already. If he doesn't, I would expect Williams to get the first look at middle linebacker and Perry to have a crack on the strong side."