Top Ohio State recruit sleepers 

January, 22, 2013
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Many of Ohio State's greatest players weren't five-star recruits, from A.J. Hawk to James Laurinaitis to Nick Mangold to many others. They came Columbus under the radar and went on to have solid careers both at Ohio State and in the NFL.

BuckeyeNation went back as far as 2006 and scanned the recruiting classes for sleepers. Here are five from the last seven years:

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Greg Bartram/US PresswireDane Sanzenbacher was rated the 168th-best wide receiver in the 2007 class, and now he's in the NFL.
Johnathan Hankins (recruiting class of 2010): He was a three-star defensive tackle and the No. 49 defensive tackle in the nation. Hankins is now a projected first-round pick in this year’s NFL draft after declaring early following a standout junior season.
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