Ohio State Lands 1st Post Tressel Resignation Recruit: Tyvis Powell

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Life does go on in Columbus after all. Buckeyes people finally got some good news amidst the crisis:

Ohio State has landed verbal commitment No. 8 for the class of 2011 yesterday as defensive back Tyvis Powell has joined the program. At a press conference at his high school of Bedford, Ohio, the three-star safety prospect announced his verbal commitment to Ohio State eight days after landing a scholarship offer from his dream school. In the process, he becomes the eighth member of the class and the first one to join since head coach Jim Tressel resigned Monday morning.
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Profiling #4 Ohio State’s Phenomenal Freshmen Class: More than Jared Sullinger

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After his dominating performance at #11 Florida yesterday, there’s been a lot of buzz about Buckeyes big man frosh Jared Sullinger, not to be confused with his older brother J.J. Sullinger who also played for tOSU.

And neither is to be confused with J.D. Salinger, author of “Catcher in the Rye,” although I have made that mistake on occasion. As big as this year’s Ohio St. freshman class is, next year’s will be giant as well.

Thad Matta, head coach of fourth-ranked Ohio State, added a fifth member to the 2011 class of recruits with the submission of an NCAA National Letter of Intent Wednesday by Amir Williams, a 6-foot-10 inch, 220-pound center from Birmingham, Mich. Williams’ addition to the class strengthens a group of high school seniors already rated by analysts as a Top 10 class nationally.

So when Sullinger‘s one-and-done there will be plenty of reinforcements.But what about this year? How good are the Bucks rookies? At Big Ten Media Day I sat down with OSU senior center Dallas Lauderdale to discuss the freshest batch of players.

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#4 Buckeyes Add #2 Rated Center to Top 10 Recruiting Class

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After his dominating performance at #11 Florida yesterday, there’s been a lot of buzz about Buckeyes big man frosh Jared Sullinger, not to be confused with his older brother J.J. Sullinger who also played for tOSU.

And neither is to be confused with J.D. Salinger, author of “Catcher in the Rye,” although I have made that mistake on occasion. But as big as this year’s Ohio St. freshman class is, next year’s will be giant as well.

Thad Matta, head coach of fourth-ranked Ohio State, added a fifth member to the 2011 class of recruits with the submission of an NCAA National Letter of Intent Wednesday by Amir Williams, a 6-foot-10 inch, 220-pound center from Birmingham, Mich.

Williams’ addition to the class strengthens a group of high school seniors already rated by analysts as a Top 10 class nationally.

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Ohio State Inks 3 in Latest Recruiting Class

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Thad Matta, Ohio State head coach, announced the addition of three student-athletes to the Buckeye men’s basketball program Wednesday. The class of high school seniors is rated by analysts as a Top 10 class nationally.

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