Tommy Schutt is a Buckeye!!

Written December 12th, 2011 by Jim

Tommy Schutt #10 (Daily Herald)

Illinois defensive tackle Tommy Schutt has officially switched his commitment from Penn State to Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes, becoming the 16th member of the 2012 class (not counting Dunn).

Tommy Schutt is one of the top defensive linemen in the country (scout 5-star, rivals 4-star, who cares what the clowns at ESPN rate him) who will be a tremendous addition to Ohio State’s interior defensive line.

With the opportunity to go to his choice of Mid-West schools, Schutt was heavily pursued by Ohio State early in the recruiting cycle. Unfortunately, his interest seemingly fell off after Jim Tressel was no longer head coach. Ultimately, he chose Penn State over Notre Dame and Michigan, but obviously the situation in Happy Valley has caused many of their prospects to look around.

It didn’t take long for the mutual interest sparks to fly between Schutt and Ohio State after Urban Meyer became head coach, and following a tremendous visit this weekend, Tommy decided to officially switch his commitment to the Buckeyes.

Hopefully this is just the start of a series of reversals from players who visited over the weekend (Pittman, Dodson).

Either way, Tommy Schutt is a tremendous addition to the 2012 class and Urban Meyer’s first commitment as Ohio State’s head coach.

Highlights after the jump.

Welcome to the Buckeye family!


  1. JoeNo Gravatar
    December 12th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Urban’s first recruit a 5 *. Did we expect anything else from him? They will just keep coming.


  2. John F.No Gravatar
    December 12th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Welcome, Tommy! I wish you the best both on and off the field.


  3. JimNo Gravatar
    December 12th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Schutt is in the mold of a space eater in the middle of the line, but he also has great explosion off the line of scrimmage and a great motor, making him far more versatile than merely a space eater.


  4. KevinNo Gravatar
    December 13th, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Nice addition! Great choice Tom! Pairing him next to big Hankins and whoa, good luck running up the gut opposing offenses…


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