Ohio State Buckeyes: Devin Hill

One wild Ohio State recruiting week 

January, 14, 2013
Ohio State’s linebacker situation regarding the class of 2013 is no longer an issue. The defensive backfield received a nice pickup as well from the class of 2014.

When outside linebacker Christopher Worley gave his yes to the school on Friday during an official visit, and cornerback Damon Webb did the same Sunday on an unofficial one, many questions were answered.

Vonn Bell didn’t walk away with a commitment, but the news coming out of Columbus, Ohio wasn’t bad as the ESPN 150 safety really liked his visit and has the Buckeyes still in the mix.

Buckeyes keep fullback position alive

January, 11, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The fullback position isn't dead at Ohio State.

The Buckeyes just apparently won't be using scholarships to keep it alive for the time being.

The program confirmed it had welcomed two walk-on players capable of providing some blocking in the backfield along with officially announcing the addition of five early-enrolling scholarship players to campus on Friday morning, with fullbacks William Houston and Devin Hill joining the Buckeyes in time to participate in the offseason program and spring practice.

Hill spent the last two seasons at Purdue and redshirted in 2011, and the Columbus product will be returning closer to home to potentially supply depth down the road. He didn't carry the ball for the Boilermakers and didn't post any statistics last season.

Houston turned down a scholarship offer elsewhere to take a preferred walk-on role with the Buckeyes after helping Dublin (Ohio) Scioto to an 8-3 record last season, rushing for 1,158 yards with 12 touchdowns.

The Buckeyes will be trying to replace veterans Zach Boren and Adam Homan at fullback, a spot that perhaps didn't play as prominent late in the season after Boren moved over to linebacker and tight ends Jeff Heuerman and Nick Vannett took on more responsibility to fill the void.


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