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Buckeyes are benchmark

Billy Price, an OSU commit, believes more top recruits will pick the Buckeyes. Tom Hauck for ESPN.com

Growing up in the shadows of where former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel used to roam the sideline, it was hard for Billy Price (Youngstown, Ohio/Austintown Fitch) not to root for the Buckeyes.

After all, Tressel used to be the head man at Youngstown State, so cheering for the Buckeyes when he left for Columbus just seemed natural.

Then Price took in a football game at the Horseshoe as a sophomore and the idea that had been engrained in him as a kid caught fire.