Wednesday, July 12, 2006

More Commits?!

I was just telling a buddy of mine a few days ago that this seems to be a very slow recruiting period for the Buckeyes. At the time, it was. We had four commits, while Texas had 22(!), Michigan had 9, and Notre Dame had 8.

Well, things have picked up a little bit. In addition to the Herron commit, Dane Sanzenbacher committed earlier this week. I know hardly anything about the guy, but he's rated 3 stars by Scout and he had offers from Toledo and Iowa, so he can't be too terrible. I don't expect him to contend for the Heisman his freshman year, however.

Ohio State Online claims that Aaron Johnson of Louisiana will commit tomorrow, bringing our total to six. Johnson has offers from Florida State and Michigan, among others, so he seems to be a pretty big-time recruit. Hopefully the rumors are true, because OSO also says the coaches plan on taking five wide receivers this year, so they should probably get to work on that.

Is it just me, or is there a lack of star power in this recruiting class? Last year, there was Chris Wells. Before him, Alex Boone and Jamario O'Neal. And of course, there was Ted Ginn the year before them, and Donte Whitner the year before him. This year seems to lack that big time guy at the top of the class for the Buckeyes. Is Brandon Saine going to end up being that guy? Is there someone else who I don't know anything about? I don't know; that's why I'm asking.

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