Buckeyes land recruits on defense

Jim Tressel always takes care of business, and now he’s bolstering the Buckeye defense with commitments from new recruits:

With three weeks until national signing day, Ohio State’s recruiting class continues to grow, especially on defense, and rise in the national rankings.

On Tuesday, defensive end Walter Dublin of Sarasota, Fla., called Ohio State coach Jim Tressel with his oral commitment, the 14th high school player to pledge his future to the Buckeyes.

Allen Wallace, the national recruiting director for Scout.com, has Ohio State rated 10th nationally, but the only school ranked higher with that few commitments is USC at No. 5.

It’s good to see them working on the defense. On offense, this year’s class is already led by running back Chris Wells, considered to be the #1 ranked player in the country by Scout.com. The 6-foot-2, 235 pound Wells stole the show at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, featuring the top high-school seniors in the country. It will be fun to watch this guy in the Buckeye offense next season. The offense is already explosive, and adding a big back will make them even more potent.

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