Alex Anzalone Is A Buckeye!!!

Written April 21st, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

Buckeye Legend, and Legend To Be?

Sorry to be a bit late on this one… we were busy celebrating the Buckeye Spring Game victory/grieving the Buckeye Spring Game loss. As you can imagine, beverages were involved in both scenarios.

Anywho- Since Buckeye Hoops Nation grew by one today, it only made sense that the Football team bring one into the fold as well; and following the Spring Game Pennsylvania Wyomissing’s Alex Anzalone gave his verbal commitment to become the eleventh member of Ohio State’s 2013 recruiting class.

A rumored Buckeye lean for the past few weeks (given his mail, can you blame him?), Anzalone is one of the top rated outside linebackers in the country this year- a four star recruit on all three major scouting services. It might be easier to list the schools that haven’t offered him a scholarship at this point, since his list is a veritable “Who’s Who” of BCS powerhouses that might require Yakko Warner to adequately cover in totality. A short list: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Penn State, and Southern Cal. Michigan also offered him a scholarship, but I’m sure Wolverine fans will tell you they’d “cooled on him recently”.

A 6’3″ student athlete, Anzalone played both linebacker and running back for his high school- after the jump, you can see his athletic ability on display (as well as his team’s ridiculous looking helmets… can’t win them all). I’m most impressed with his work on offense, his speed is evident as he pulls away from folks on numerous runs, and he will deliver punishment running the ball equally as easily as he does on D.

Stay tuned to tBBC for more coverage from this weekend’s events on and off the field… there are whispers of even more recruits joining the class of 2013 in the coming days.

Welcome to the Buckeye Family, Alex!!

11 Comments

  1. Alex AschNo Gravatar
    April 21st, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    He appears to have the size and breakaway speed to have a chance to play running back. I like the way he runs between tackles and the accallerates. We need defensive LBs, but is there a chance he will carry the ball?

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    JimNo Gravatar
    April 22nd, 2012 at 10:19 am

    No.

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  2. MattNo Gravatar
    April 22nd, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Great pick up! I think Michigan cooled on him recently…

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    April 22nd, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Him and the guy who verbals to OSU tomorrow, I’m sure. :)

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    JimNo Gravatar
    April 22nd, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Anzalone was deciding between Ohio State, Florida, Notre Dame and Penn State. But yeah, I’m sure that was just because Michigan cooled on him recently.

    It will be interesting to compare the careers of Anzalone and Gedeon, as both are very similar linebackers out of HS.

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    Ben HNo Gravatar
    April 22nd, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    TTUN cooled on a great LB and RB…sure. They always come up with great excuses don’t they.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    April 22nd, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    For the record- Matt’s our resident scUM fan, and I’m confident he was being sarcastic.

    It’s what he does.

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    MattNo Gravatar
    April 22nd, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Hey, at least we can agree on sarcasm as the best of humor

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  3. PaulNo Gravatar
    April 22nd, 2012 at 10:12 am

    This kid has “Eddie George” strides.

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  4. Ben HNo Gravatar
    April 22nd, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Joey Bosa on the way and possibly Mike Heuerman on Friday. ND seems to have made an impression on him as of late but can’t see him wanting to go anywhere else besides OSU. This class will be sick when all’s said and done.

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  5. C-DogNo Gravatar
    April 22nd, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    This kid loks pretty fast, but he IS mostly playing against white boys. Still, I don’t even know why other teams go to his side of the field.

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