Ohio State keeps its ESPN 150 RB 

February, 6, 2013
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Ezekiel Elliott (St. Louis/John Burroughs) teased Ohio State fans by taking an official visit to Missouri late in the recruiting game.

On Wednesday afternoon, after a 10-month courtship, the ESPN 150 running back went where his heart was and announced he'd sign with the Buckeyes. He sent his national letter of intent after a news conference.

"I'm a part of a new brotherhood that will forever be special to me," Elliott said. "I'm ready to do big things."

One of the biggest recruits for Ohio State -- and the only true running back in the Buckeyes' 2013 class -- Elliott ultimately didn't flip to Missouri, where both his parents were athletes.

As a senior, the 6-foot, 205-pound Elliott amassed 2,533 total yards of offense and scored 50 touchdowns. He scored 42 times as a junior and finished his career with 100 touchdowns.

Elliott is ranked No. 109 overall and is the 11th-best running back in the nation, according to the ESPN rankings.

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