Across The Field: A run on LBs
January, 13, 2013
By Scott Kendrick | ESPN.com
Christopher Worley's pledge Friday gives Ohio State three linebackers in a row for the 2013 class. Welcome to Across The Field, a weekly feature on BuckeyeNation where we point you to noteworthy Buckeyes coverage here and elsewhere. Think something should be included? Send it to email@example.com.
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
- Commit No. 22 is on board as Christopher Worley committed on Friday from the OSU pipeline of Cleveland's Glenville High.
- Worley should fit the mold, writes Brad Bournival, and it fits the trend of how Urban Meyer finishes recruiting classes.
- Ohio State was the only unbeaten team in the country this season, but that doesn't mean Meyer believes the Buckeyes would beat Alabama, writes Austin Ward.
- That said, Meyer doesn't mind being stuck with a favorite label in 2013, writes Brian Bennett. They are fourth in the Way-Too-Early Top 25.
- The Buckeyes' No. 3 final AP ranking did give Meyer a nice bonus.
- Having Jordan Hall back after a medical redshirt should help, too.
- Ohio State's best commitment might one received from All-American cornerback Bradley Roby, who is returning.
- Along with Worley, several top 2014 prospects and a couple of key seniors are in Columbus this weekend on visits.
- The commitments of LBs Worley, Mike Mitchell and Trey Johnson shouldn't affect the 2014 LB class.
- The Buckeyes are still in the mix for a couple of linemen in this class. Among them is Cal pledge Cameron Hunt.
- Ohio State finished ahead of Michigan in the final ESPN class rankings.
- A 2014 Watch List OT got an Ohio State offer, as did a Michigan defensive end.
- LB Airus Moore of Beavercreek, Ohio, is planning a visit.
- Several of the 2014 prospects, including several of the 14 players from Georgia with offers, are coming to Columbus next month.
- Ward made some record resolutions for returning Buckeyes, including Braxton Miller, Corey Brown, Ryan Shazier and Devin Smith.
- Two walk-ons will be adding depth at fullback.
- WR Thaddeus Snodgrass seemed ready to commit in the fall, but had second thoughts.
- For now, Ohio State is on the outside of the race for a top 2014 player.
- 2014 running back prospect Matt Domer of Chicago "grew up loving the Buckeyes."
- Some NCAA legislation could impact recruiting, and coaches are wary of the potential changes.
- An ESPN 60 junior basketball prospect has Ohio State in his top six.
- Seven future Buckeyes have enrolled early. (Dispatch)
- Four Ohio State seniors will play in college all-star games. (Land Grant Holy Land)
- The recruiting pipeline to Cleveland Glenville is an important one. (TheOzone.net)
- Assistant coaches earned almost $800,000 in bonuses for winning the Leaders Division. (Lantern)
- Ohio State tuned up for Sunday's showdown against Michigan with a road win at Purdue.
- A look ahead at today's showdown against the No. 2 Wolverines, with the Buckeyes a rare home underdog.
- But is there a point guard controversy brewing? (BTN.com)
- Aaron Craft or Shannon Scott? Doesn't have to be a problem, writes Doug Lesmerises. (Plain Dealer)
- Thad Matta has 100 Big Ten wins, and Eleven Warriors counted down his top five.
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