Jody Victor: Every year in college football seniors graduate but hopefully, new blood (faster, smarter, tougher) is gained on Signing Day. Fifteen of the nation's top high school football players have signed on the dotted line to attend Ohio State.
“We lost a significant amount of speed this past year, but we feel as though we were able to replace that speed with this class,” said Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel. “That was a high priority for us.”
This year's class includes ten players from Ohio, two from Florida and one each from the states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
“We like the blend of in-state and out-of-state players,” said Tressel. “Anytime you can sign ten players from Ohio, you have a tremendous nucleus to build upon down the road.”
Broken down by position, there are ten defensive and five offensive players. The defensive contingent includes six defensive backs, two linebackers and two defensive linemen. On offense, there are two wide receivers, two running backs and one offensive lineman.
“This is a group of young men who are excited to be at Ohio State, and it will mean a lot to them to represent this university and play in Ohio Stadium,” said Tressel. “I like the potential of this class a lot.”