Buckeyes' class still lacking linebackers


With Lewis Neal (Wilson, N.C./James B. Hunt) choosing LSU today, the Buckeyes search for a linebacker continues.

And while the 2014 linebackers class looks stronger, there still are a few left from 2013 to be had.

A look at three of the bigger names:

Christopher Worley (Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville): Being recruited as an athlete, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Worley fits the bill. Add to the fact the Glenville pipeline to Columbus still exists and there is a strong chance he could become a Buckeye.

Tyquan Lewis (Tarboro, N.C./Tarboro): Lewis picked up his offer at the Senior Advanced Camp on June 10 after turning everyone’s head in the joint. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound senior is perfect for a 3-4 defense and Ohio State is in his top 5. He can play defensive end as well.

Mike Mitchell (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian Academy): Ranked 144th in the ESPN 150, Mitchell is a bit of a long shot with Baylor, TCU and Texas A&M hot on his trail. Again, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound Mitchell is an ideal choice at linebacker.