Ohio State secured its ninth verbal in the 2013 class Tuesday when the Buckeyes picked up a commitment from a Cleveland-area defensive lineman.
Elyria (Ohio) defensive end Tracy Sprinkle (6-foot-3, 270 pounds) announced on his Twitter page Tuesday afternoon he committed to the Buckeyes.
"Its official. #BuckeyeNation," Sprinkle wrote from his account @TSprinkle90.
Sprinkle could play either defensive end or defensive tackle when he arrives in Columbus.