Buckeye Nation, at least the segment of Buckeye Nation that follows recruiting, has to be turning cartwheels as defensive tackle Michael Hill (Pendleton, S.C./Pendleton) has committed to Ohio State.
Hill makes 14 commitments for Urban Meyer
Paul Strelow from 247Sports has confirmed Hill’s commitment to the Buckeyes through Pendleton coach Paul Sutherland.
Hill had Ohio State at the top of his list even before he visited OSU in early June. He came back from the visit saying there was a 75% chance he would be a Buckeye.
Hill subsequently made visits to a number of other schools including LSU, Florida, Alabama and most recently Clemson. But today Hill is a Buckeye.
The 6-foot-2 and 315-pound Hill has been a varsity starter since the beginning of his sophomore season. Hill made 79 tackles during his junior season including eight sacks. He had 27 tackles for loss and forced four
Hill has a very impressive list of scholarship offers that includes Ohio State, Alabama, Florida, LSU, Florida State, Tennessee, Clemson, North Carolina, South Carolina and Michigan.
Hill, a 4-star prospect, is the No. 2 prospect in South Carolina in the 247Sports rankings. He is the country’s No. 12 defensive tackle and the country’s No. 197 overall prospect.
Kurelic’s Comment: This is absolutely a huge “get” for the Buckeyes. It gives Urban Meyer a super defensive end prospect in Joey Bosa and a super tackle in Hill on top of the great group of defensive lineman Meyer signed in February.