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Top five 2013 targets on Ohio State's radar

6/19/2012

With 11 commitments in its 2013 class, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer still has plenty of spots open before national signing day.

There is top-notch talent across the country looking to add Buckeye stickers to their helmets next year as Meyer and his coaching staff continue to fine-tune their offer list. Each one of the five players below has an interest in Ohio State and the attention of many other prospective schools.

While it's not likely that each of these five will end up in Columbus, here’s a look at some of the bigger names still out there for the taking, with their ESPN 300 ranking.

No. 58 RB Derrick Green (Richmond, Va./Hermitage): When the Buckeyes picked up a commitment from touchdown machine Ezekiel Elliott at running back, it looked like the 5-foot-11, 235-pound Green might shop elsewhere. But it’s hard to ignore his 4.31 40-yard dash and the fact he grew up an Ohio State fan.

No. 60 WR James Quick (Louisville, Ky./Trinity): At 6-foot and 180 pounds, Quick is cut perfectly for the wide receiver role in a Meyer offense. His top three choices, in no particular order, are Oregon, Louisville and the Buckeyes. This could be the big one Ohio State fans are looking for.

No. 190 WR Shelton Gibson (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights): His former high school teammate is 2012 Ohio State recruit Kyle Dodson. There’s no doubt, the 5-foot-11, 173-pound Gibson is getting an earful about what could be an outstanding wide receiver crop for the Buckeyes.

No. 227 DT Michael Hill (Pendleton, S.C./Pendleton): The 6-foot-2, 315-pound Hill continues to see his stock rise. Hill grew up an Ohio State fan and has long dreamed about playing for the Buckeyes. Florida, LSU and Alabama are in the mix as well for this burly defensive tackle.

No. 273 DT Donovan Munger (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights): At 6-foot-3 and 280 pounds, it’s hard to miss Munger and few colleges have. With a closet full of offers, the chance to play for Meyer has to be intriguing to Munger.