Gardner pounces on OSU offer

Indianapolis lineman shed weight in last month, impressed coaches

Updated: July 28, 2012, 7:18 PM ET
By Brad Bournival | BuckeyeNation
Working in front of the Big "O" and in the shadows of Block O was all Tim Gardner (Indianapolis/Lawrence Central) needed before committing to Ohio State.

Gardner, who caused a bit of a stir when he tweeted in June that he was a Buckeye before having a committable offer, received that offer Saturday and is now the 16th member of Ohio State's 2013 recruiting class.

"I'm excited," Gardner said. "It's the tradition. It's unreal to be under Coach Urban Meyer and to be with that program. What they had set up in the past is what they have now."