Capping off an eventful week of recruiting for the Buckeyes, Columbus Eastmoor safety Ronald Tanner has chosen Ohio State as his college destination.
Tanner’s commitment to the Buckeyes is not exactly a surprise, but it is still nice to make it official.
He chose Ohio State over the likes of Northwestern, Stanford, Yale, Vanderbilt and Duke, highlighting that Ronald excels in the classroom as well as on the football field.
Tanner also had offers from pretty much the entire Big Ten, as well as Arizona State, Boston College, West Virginia, and Pitt.
Tanner is ranked the #7 safety in the country by scout.com.
Between Tanner and Vannett, Ohio State has had twice as many top 20 (at their position) commits in the last three days than Michigan has had in their entire 2011 class. Keep up the great work Rodriguez, we love you!
Tanner’s commitment gives Ohio State 17 total for the class of 2011. With a class size projected to be around 22 or 23 players, this thing is wrapping up quickly.
Most people expect two or three Glenville kids (Aundrey Walker, Shane Wynn, Cardale Jones, Andre Sturdivant, grades pending for the last two), along with a DB or two (Doran Grant, Dondi Kirby, Jabari Gorman, Damian Swann, Wayne Lyrons?) and a linebacker or two (Trey DePriest, Ejuan Price, Conner Crowell, Michael Caputo, Curtis Grant?) to fill out the class.
Another lineman, Angelo Mangiro, is set to announce his college decision on July 25th and has Ohio State in his top 4, but he is going to Penn State… OSU’s class might be filled up by then anyways.
Also worth noting is that PA LB Ejuan Price was very close to committing to Ohio State this week, but wants to visit Iowa first. It seems likely that he will be one of the LBs in this class.
I absolutely want Doran Grant and Aundrey Walker to lock up the top players in Ohio (DePriest would be nice too, but I have dampened my expectations on that one). Outside of that, any combination of the above players would be outstanding.
Regardless of what happens with the rest of the class, today is a good day. Welcome to the Buckeye family Mr. Tanner!