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Signing Day Tracker: 2013 OSU Class

UPDATE at 9:14 a.m. -- These 14 players have signed: DB Chris Worley, LB Trey Johnson, WR Dontre Wilson, DL Donovan Munger, LB Mike Mitchell, DT Michael Hill, DB Jayme Thompson, OL Tim Gardner, WR Jalin Marshall, DT-OL Billy Price, DB Darron Lee, OL Evan Lisle, DB Gareon Conley, DL Joey Bosa.

Urban Meyer

UPDATE at 9:40 a.m. -- JUCO WR Corey Smith is in and Florida WR James Clark just verbaled to OSU. Click here for Bill Kurelic's report on Clark and here for his analysis piece on the verbal.

UPDATE at 10:05 a.m. -- Georgia DB Vonn Bell picked Ohio State over Tennessee and Alabama. It was just an hour prior that some national experts were saying he was done deal for Tennessee. Click here for Bill Kurelic's report on Bell and here for his analysis piece on the verbal.

TE Marcus Baugh has also sent in his letter. At same time, Maryland WR Taivon Jacobs just flipped his verbal to Maryland (as some expected).

UPDATE at 11:45 a.m. -- Remember, five guys in this class already enrolled -- QB JT Barrett, DL Tracy Sprinkle, DL-LB Tyquan Lewis, CB Cam Burrows and CB Eli Apple.

By my count, they are only missing letters from RB Ezekiel Elliott (due to announce between OSU and Missouri at 5 p.m. Eastern), DB Vonn Bell (figures to be coming at some point) and punter Johnny Townsend (ditto).

Listen to Coach Meyer's signing day radio show coming up at noon at 971thefan.com

UPDATE at 12:15 p.m. -- OSU now reporting Bell has signed. Rumors are that Townsend will sign instead with Alabama (wow).

UPDATE at 5 p.m. -- RB Ezekiel Elliott announces he will sign with OSU. 247Sports.com's Steve Wiltfong has the story here.

Darron Lee

Stay tuned for coverage of Coach Meyer's press conference.

Welcome to National Signing Day 2013!

It seems like Ohio State and coach Urban Meyer are on tap to sign a top-five class. (Click here and refresh throughout the day for 247Sports.com’s national team recruiting rankings.)

The Buckeyes went into national signing day with 24 verbal commitments. Texas WR Dontre Wilson became verbal No. 24 in Monday night.

However, there was some suspense. One of those commitments, RB Ezekiel Elliott, took a late visit to Missouri and is due to announce his college choice at 5 p.m. today.

Plus, the Buckeyes were tracking three other prospects with Georgia DB Vonn Bell, Florida WR James Clark and Tennessee WR Corn Elder. Clark was due to announce at 9 a.m. and Bell at 10 a.m.

This year, 247Sports.com is partnering with the CBS Sports Network to provide signing day coverage and analysis. Check out that network all day for updates.

Meyer will host his call-in show on WBNS-FM (97.1) from noon to 1 p.m. His signing day press conference will be held at 3 p.m. and we will have complete coverage with a video recap later in the day.

Tyquan Lewis

We will update this story each hour as players sign. Check back after the top of each hour for an updated list of signees.

On Tuesday, we had two great premium analysis/opinion pieces. Click here for Bill Kurelic's latest What I Am Hearing column. Click here for On The Mark, our annual analysis piece with comments on the OSU class from Mark Porter and 247's Gerry Hamilton and J.C. Shurburtt.

Below we have bios on the 24 verbal commitments as well as the three others who could sign with the Buckeyes. The bios also contain links to exclusive videos as well as stories on these players from Bucknuts.com.

OSU’s Previous Commitments

Eli Apple, CB

* School: Voorhees (N.J.) Eastern

* Height, Weight: 6-1, 185

* 40-Yard Time: 4.48

Evan Lisle

* Vital Statistics: Apple, the son of Annie and Tim Apple, recently changed his last name from Woodard to Apple to honor Tim, his father since age 2. He helped Eastern, coached by Dan Spittal, to a 7-4 record in 2012 and to a regional semifinals berth. He had 43 catches for 841 yards on offense. He missed some time as a junior due to injuries. He tallied 32 tackles and two interceptions as a sophomore.

Apple played in the U.S. Army All-American Game. He enrolled for the start of the second semester and will participate in spring practice.

* Rankings: Apple was rated as the nation’s No. 45 prospect overall, the nation’s No. 6 cornerback and the No. 1 prospect overall in New Jersey by 247Sports.com.

* College Choices: Apple verbaled to OSU on Feb. 16, picking the Buckeyes over Alabama, Boston College, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Rutgers and others.

* Academics: Apple has already enrolled at OSU. He graduated with a 3.2 GPA.

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Apple in action.

J.T. Barrett, QB

* School: Wichita Falls (Texas) Rider

Jalin Marshall

* Height, Weight: 6-2, 205

* 40-Yard Time: 4.6

* Vital Statistics: Barrett is considered one of the nation’s premier dual threat quarterbacks, although his senior season came to an early end with a knee injury in the fifth game of the season. He had rushed for 569 yards with seven touchdowns and passed for 784 yards and five scores prior to the injury.

As a junior, Barrett rushed for over 1,500 yards with nine touchdowns and passed for over 1,600 yards and 14 touchdowns for coach Jim Garfield’s Raiders.

Barrett was selected for the Semper Fidelis All-American Game but did not play due to injury. He enrolled at OSU for the start of the second semester and, provided he is healthy, will participate in spring practice.

* Rankings: Barrett was rated as the nation’s No. 100 prospect overall, the nation’s No. 3 dual threat quarterback and the No. 11 prospect overall in Texas by 247Sports.com.

* College Choices: Barrett verbaled to OSU on April 18, picking the Buckeyes over LSU, Nebraska, Baylor, Texas Tech and others.

* Academics: Barrett has already enrolled at OSU. He graduated with a 3.77 GPA and scored a 1400 on the SAT.

Mike Mitchell

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Barrett in action.

Marcus Baugh, TE

* School: Riverside (Calif.) John W. North

* Height, Weight: 6-4, 233

* 40-Yard Time: 4.7

* Vital Statistics: Baugh was a standout tight end and defensive end at North. He is also an outstanding basketball player. As a junior, he had 30 catches for 528 yards and seven touchdowns. He was a second-team Division II all-state pick as a senior. He had 38 catches for 610 yards and three touchdowns as a senior.

Baugh played in the Under Armour All-American Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. He won the skills challenge for the linemen during game week.

* Rankings: Baugh was rated as the nation’s No. 82 prospect overall, the nation’s No. 3 tight end and the No. 7 prospect overall in California by 247Sports.com.

Eli Apple

* College Choices: Baugh verbaled to OSU on April 10, picking the Buckeyes over Arizona State, California, Florida, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska, UCLA and others.

* Academics: Holds a 3.0 GPA and scored a 1370 on the SAT.

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Baugh in action.

Joey Bosa, DE

* School: Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas

* Height, Weight: 6-5, 270

* 40-Yard Time: 4.8

* Vital Statistics: Bosa was a second-team All-USA pick by USA Today. As a senior, Bosa earned all-state honors in Class 7A for the second year in a row. Bosa was one of the Raiders defensive leaders, finishing with 70 tackles and13 sacks, including three in a win against Plantation.

Donovan Munger

That followed a junior campaign where he had 50 tackles, 16 tackles-for-loss and eight sacks. Bosa had a sack in the Under Armour All-American Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

* Rankings: Bosa was rated as the nation’s No. 53 prospect overall, the nation’s No. 5 strongside defensive end and the No. 13 prospect overall in Florida.

* College Choices: Bosa verbaled to OSU on April 23, picking the Buckeyes over Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Wisconsin and others.

* Academics: Holds a 3.45 GPA

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Bosa in action.

Cameron Burrows, CB

* School: Trotwood (Ohio) Madison

* Height, Weight: 6-2, 204

J.T. Barrett

* 40-Yard Time: 4.4

* Vital Statistics: Burrows became the first Trotwood-Madison player in nearly 20 years to commit to Ohio State when he verbaled to the Buckeyes during a press conference at his school on Jan. 19, 2002.

Burrows was named to the 247Sports.com All-American second team for his play as a senior. Burrows burst on the scene as a sophomore in 2010. That year, he made 64 tackles and intercepted six passes as Trotwood made it to the state championship game and finished with a 12-3 record.

Burrows and his Ram teammates went 15-0 in 2011, winning the Division II state championship. Burrows made 53 tackles and intercepted four passes in earning first-team All-Ohio honors. In the state title game win over Avon (42-28), Burrows had six tackles and two deflected passes.

As a senior, Burrows was again a first-team All-Ohio pick as the Rams went 12-3 and got back to the state title game before falling to Toledo Central Catholic. He had 22 tackles on the season. Burrows played in the Under Armour All-American Game in Florida. He enrolled at OSU for the start of the second semester and will participate in spring practice.

* Rankings: Burrows was rated as the nation’s No. 60 prospect overall, the nation’s No. 7 cornerback and the No. 2 prospect overall in Ohio by 247Sports.com. He was also rated as Ohio’s sixth-best prospect for 2013 in the Bucknuts 50 postseason list.

* College Choices: Burrows was OSU’s first commitment for 2013 as he verbaled on Jan. 19, 2012. Other schools that offered included Boston College, Cincinnati, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tennessee, UCLA and Wisconsin.

* Academics: Burrows has already enrolled at Ohio State. He graduated with a 3.6 GPA and scored a 19 on the ACT.

Billy Price

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Burrows in action from his junior year. Click here for video highlights from his senior year.

Gareon Conley, CB

* School: Massillon (Ohio) Washington

* Height, Weight: 6-1, 180

* 40-Yard Time: 4.5

* Vital Statistics: Conley was one of the fastest rising prospects in Ohio. He was a first-team All-Ohio selection in Division I as a wide receiver as a senior, although he projects as a corner. He helped lead the Tigers to an 11-2 finish. On offense, he had 50 catches for 1,096 yards (21.9 average) and 16 touchdowns. He also had a 29-yard touchdown run. Defensively, he had 25 tackles, a 78-yard interception return for a touchdown and a blocked kick.

As a junior, he tallied 30 tackles for Massillon with four interceptions. He also averaged 35 yards on four kick returns. Conley has a 3.4 GPA. Conley played in the Under Armour All-American Game, logging two tackles. He will play in the Ohio North-South Classic April 27 in Dayton.

* Rankings: Conley was rated as the nation’s No. 148 prospect overall, the nation’s No. 14 cornerback and the No. 7 prospect overall in Ohio by 247Sports.com. Conley was also ranked as Ohio’s fourth-best prospect in the Bucknuts 50 list.

Marcus Baugh

* College Choices: Conley originally verbaled to Michigan on March 10. He attended the OSU-Michigan game in Columbus, made a visit to Ohio State and switched his commitment to OSU on Dec. 7. He also had offers from the likes of Cincinnati, Northwestern, West Virginia and others.

* Academics: Holds a 3.4 GPA

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Conley in action from his junior year. Click here for video from his senior year.

Ezekiel Elliott, RB

* School: St. Louis Burroughs School

* Height, Weight: 6-0, 212

* 40-Yard Time: 4.4

* Vital Statistics: As a junior, Elliott had 211 carries for 1,802 yards and 34 touchdowns. He also caught 23 passes for 401 yards and six touchdowns and averaged 25.6 yards on punt returns. As a senior, he had 203 carries for 2,155 yards and 40 touchdowns. He also had 16 catches for 383 yards and four touchdowns.

Corey Smith

Equally talented on the track, as a sophomore, Elliot won the Class 3 state title in the 110 hurdles (14.1) and finished second in the 300 hurdles (37.85). His father played football and his mother ran track, both at Missouri. Elliott was selected for the U.S. Army All-American Game.

* Rankings: Elliott was rated as the nation’s No. 70 prospect overall, the nation’s No. 4 running back and the No. 1 prospect overall in Missouri.

* College Choices: Elliott verbaled to OSU on April 1. But he took an official visit to Missouri in late January and was expected to sign with OSU or Missouri on signing day. He also had offers from Arizona State, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Penn State, Texas, Wisconsin and others.

* Academics: Holds a 2.8 GPA and scored a 26 on the ACT.

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Elliott in action.

Timothy Gardner, OL

* School: Indianapolis Lawrence Central

* Height, Weight: 6-5, 310

Joey Bosa

* 40-Yard Time: 5.1

* Vital Statistics: Gardner is a tenacious offensive line prospect. With his size and athleticism, he could project as a guard or a tackle at the college level.

* Rankings: Gardner was rated as the nation’s No. 24 offensive tackle and the No. 5 prospect overall in Indiana. He impressed the OSU staff at the Friday Night Lights camp in July, earned an offer and committed soonafter.

* College Choices: Gardner verbaled to OSU on July 28, picking the Buckeyes over Indiana, Louisville, Purdue, Notre Dame and Toledo.

* Academics: Holds a 2.5 GPA and scored a 20 on the ACT.

Michael Hill, DT

* School: Pendleton, S.C.

* Height, Weight: 6-3, 315

Tracy Sprinkle

* 40-Yard Time: 4.8

* Vital Statistics: As a junior, Hill logged 81 tackles, 25 tackles-for-loss and six sacks. As a senior, he had eight tackles-for-loss and four sacks. His season was shortened after he suffered torn ligaments in his hand late in the year.

Hill is quick off the ball and shows he can be a dominant interior defensive lineman. He was selected for the U.S. Army All-American Game.

* Rankings: Hill was rated as the nation’s No. 28 defensive tackle prospect and the No. 6 prospect overall in South Carolina.

* College Choices: Hill verbaled to OSU on June 27, picking the Buckeyes over Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Michigan, South Carolina and others.

* Academics: Hill is qualified academically.

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Hill in action.

Taivon Jacobs, WR

Cameron Burrows

* School: District Heights (Md.) Suitland

* Height, Weight: 5-10, 170

* 40-Yard Time: 4.35

* Vital Statistics: Jacobs is a speedy receiver who could stretch defenses. He was also a kick and punt return specialist for Suitland. As a junior, he had 35 catches for 921 yards (26.3 average) and 13 touchdowns. As a senior, he had 44 catches for 1044 yards (23.7 average) for 11 yards. He has also excelled as a track athlete.

* Rankings: Jacobs was rated as the nation’s No. 33 cornerback and the No. 11 prospect overall in Maryland.

* College Choices: Jacobs verbaled to OSU on July 19, picking the Buckeyes over Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Michigan State, N.C. State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame and others.

* Academics: Holds a 3.3 GPA and scored a 1200 on the SAT.

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Jacobs in action.

Jayme Thompson

Trey Johnson, LB

* School: Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett

* Height, Weight: 6-2, 225

* 40-Yard Time: 4.5

* Vital Statistics: Johnson is an athletic and versatile linebacker who could play either outside or inside in OSU’s scheme depending on how grows and develops. As a junior, he had 164 tackles, 25 tackles-for-loss, six sacks and four fumbles forced. As a senior, he had 140 tackles and four sacks. He amassed 456 tackles in his career at Central Gwynett.

He was selected for the Under Armour All-American Bowl and made two tackles (one for loss) in that game.

* Rankings: Johnson was rated as the nation’s No. 154 prospect overall, the nation’s No. 3 inside linebacker and the No. 14 prospect overall in Georgia.

* College Choices: Johnson originally committed to Auburn, but de-committed after Gene Chizik’s firing. He then verbaled to OSU on Jan. 4 at the Under Armour All-American Game. He picked the Buckeyes over Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Oregon and others.

Gareon Conley

* Academics: Holds a 2.8 GPA and has a qualifying test score.

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Johnson in action.

Darron Lee, DB

* School: New Albany, Ohio

* Height, Weight: 6-3, 205

* 40-Yard Time: 4.6

* Vital Statistics: Lee has been a versatile athlete, starring at quarterback, wide receiver and safety for New Albany. He likely projects as a safety at Ohio State. Lee was a first-team All-Ohio pick on defense as a senior as he helped lead New Albany to an 11-3 record and a berth in the Division II state semifinals. In his senior year, he had five interceptions, three punt return touchdowns, 11 passing touchdowns, 10 rushing touchdowns and over 1,700 total yards.

He played some of his best football in the playoffs. In his team’s 32-30 win over Columbus Marion-Franklin in the Division II regional finals, Lee had an 82-yard punt return for a touchdown, threw two touchdown passes, ran 36 yards for a touchdown and, just for good measure, intercepted a pass in the final minute to ice it. He then threw a touchdown pass and had an interception in New Albany’s 33-32 state semifinal loss to Trotwood-Madison.

Johnny Townsend

As a sophomore, Lee played in six games. He had 700 passing yards, 665 rushing yards and 12 TDs (passing and rushing). He will play in the Ohio North-South Classic April 27 in Dayton.

* Rankings: Lee was rated as the nation’s No. 21 athlete prospect and the No. 22 prospect overall in Ohio. Lee was also ranked as Ohio’s 12th-best prospect in the Bucknuts 50 list.

* College Choices: Lee verbaled to OSU on June 26, picking the Buckeyes over Arizona State, Cincinnati, Illinois, Purdue, West Virginia and others.

* Academics: Holds a 3.0 GPA and scored a 22 on the ACT.

* Also Check Out: Click here for exclusive video highlights and an interview with Lee.

Tyquan Lewis, DE-LB

* School: Tarboro, N.C.

* Height, Weight: 6-4, 227

Ezekiel Elliott

* 40-Yard Time: 4.8

* Vital Statistics: Lewis helped Tarboro win three consecutive North Carolina Class 2A state championships and 21 consecutive games before dropping the 2012 state championship to East Lincoln. Lewis, who was injured in the title game but still played, recorded 13 sacks as a senior and was named to the Associated Press all-state team.

As a junior, he had 68 tackles, eight tackles-for-loss and five sacks. Lewis enrolled at Ohio State for the second semester and will participate in spring practice.

* Rankings: Lewis was rated as the nation’s No. 11 wideside defensive end and the No. 8 prospect overall in North Carolina.

* College Choices: Lewis verbaled to OSU on Sept. 20, picking the Buckeyes over Auburn, Clemson, LSU, N.C. State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and others.

* Academics: Lewis has already enrolled at OSU. He graduated with a 3.2 GPA.

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Lewis in action.

Evan Lisle, OT

Dontre Wilson

* School: Centerville, Ohio

* Height, Weight: 6-5, 280

* 40-Yard Time: 5.2

* Vital Statistics: Lisle was a first-team All-USA pick by USA Today and a second-team All-American pick by 247Sports.com. Lisle started his sophomore season at tight end though he moved to tackle at times. Lisle played offensive right tackle during his junior season.

Lisle is a tenacious blocker who has good feet. He will likely play offensive tackle in college, though guard is not out of the question. Lisle was selected for the U.S. Army All-American Game.

* Rankings: Lisle was rated as the nation’s No. 89 prospect overall, the nation’s No. 8 offensive tackle and the No. 5 prospect overall in Ohio. Lisle was rated as Ohio’s third-best prospect in the Bucknuts 50 list.

* College Choices: Lisle verbaled to OSU on Feb. 28, picking the Buckeyes over Alabama, Cincinnati, Illinois, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and West Virginia.

* Academics: Holds a 3.3 GPA and has a qualifying test score

Timothy Gardner

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Lisle in action from his junior year. Click here for video from his senior year.

Jalin Marshall, WR

* School: Middletown, Ohio

* Height, Weight: 6-0, 200

* 40-Yard Time: 4.4

* Vital Statistics: Marshall has been Middletown’s starting quarterback for the last three seasons, helping the Middies post a 24-9 record and two Division I playoff bids in that period. He projects as a wide receiver at Ohio State.

As a sophomore in 2010, he helped lead Middletown to a 10-1 record at quarterback. He completed 55 of 112 passes (49.1 percent) for 693 yards with 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also had 1,426 yards on 173 carries (8.2 average) and scored 17 touchdowns. Perhaps his best game was a 308-yard, three-touchdown rushing performance against Liberty Twp. Lakota East.

He came back as a junior in 2011 and led the Middies to a 10-2 record. He completed 46 of 105 passes (43.8 percent) for 782 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions. He also rushed 237 yards for 1,859 yards (7.8 average) and 20 touchdowns. He hit the 100-yard mark in eight of his 12 games and also had five 200-yard rushing games.

Christopher Worley

As a senior, he threw for 765 yards and 11 touchdowns against eight interceptions. He also had 189 carries for 1,421 yards and 14 touchdowns. He had six 100-yard games, including an amazing 312-yard rushing performance in his team’s season-opening loss to Cincinnati St. Xavier (43-39). In three years, he threw for 2,240 yards and 29 touchdowns and rushed for 4,706 yards and 51 scores.

Marshall projects as a wide receiver at Ohio State. He worked out as a receiver at OSU’s camp and also at several national camps, including The Opening in Oregon. Marshall had three catches for a game-high 56 yards in the Under Armour All-American Game. He will play in the Ohio North-South Classic April 27 in Dayton.

* Rankings: Marshall was rated as the nation’s No. 57 prospect overall, the nation’s No. 5 wide receiver and the No. 1 prospect overall in Ohio by 247Sports.com. He was also the top-ranked prospect on the Bucknuts 50 list.

* College Choices: Marshall verbaled to OSU on Jan. 30, 2002, picking the Buckeyes over Cincinnati, Illinois, Notre Dame, Tennessee, UCLA and others.

* Academics: Holds a 3.8 GPA

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Marshall in action from his junior year. Click here for video from his senior year.

Mike Mitchell, LB

* School: Plano (Texas) Prestonwood Christian

Michael Hill

* Height, Weight: 6-4, 225

* 40-Yard Time: 4.45

* Vital Statistics: Mitchell showed well at The Opening, running a 4.45-second 40, a 4.24-second shuttle and posting a vertical jump at just over 40 inches. As a junior, he had 151 tackles, 32 tackles-for-loss and 11 sacks.

As a senior, Mitchell had 186 tackles, 11 sacks, 32 tackles for a loss, forced seven fumbles, blocked three punts and even returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. Mitchell played in the U.S. Army All-American Game in Texas. He could play middle linebacker, outside linebacker or defensive end at the college level.

* Rankings: Mitchell was rated as the nation’s No. 95 prospect overall, the nation’s No. 8 outside linebacker and the No. 10 prospect overall in Texas.

* College Choices: Mitchell verbaled to OSU during the U.S. Army game broadcast on Jan. 5, picking the Buckeyes over Florida, Florida State, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas A&M, USC and others.

* Academics: Mitchell is qualified academically.

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Mitchell in action.

Taivon Jacobs

Donovan Munger, DT

* School: Shaker Heights, Ohio

* Height, Weight: 6-4, 285

* 40-Yard Time: 5.1

* Vital Statistics: Munger was a second-team All-Ohio pick in Division I as a senior. He was a first-team all-league pick as a junior with 72 tackles and 25 tackles-for-loss. He is projected as a defensive tackle at the college level. He also plays offensive tackle for Shaker Heights.

* Rankings: Munger was rated as the nation’s No. 18 defensive tackle prospect and the No. 14 prospect overall in Ohio by 247Sports.com. Munger was also rated as Ohio’s 13th-best prospect on the Bucknuts 50 list.

* College Choices: Munger verbaled to OSU on Dec. 9, picking the Buckeyes over Florida State, UCLA, Cincinnati, Georgia, Iowa, Louisville, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame and others.

* Academics: Holds a 2.5 GPA and scored a 23 on the ACT.

Trey Johnson

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Worley in action.

Billy Price, DT-OG

* School: Austintown (Ohio) Fitch

* Height, Weight: 6-4, 300

* 40-Yard Time: 5.01

* Vital Statistics: Price played defensive end and offensive left tackle for Fitch. He was a starter since the beginning of his sophomore season and rarely came off the field the past three seasons.

As a senior, Price was named as the state co-defensive player of the year in Division I after leading Fitch to a 9-2 finish. Price helped lead Fitch to a 10-2 record during his sophomore season. Price and his teammates again made the state playoffs during his junior season and finished with a 7-4 record. He boasts a squat max of 575 pounds.

* Rankings: Price was rated as the nation’s No. 216 prospect overall, the nation’s No. 17 defensive tackle and the No. 12 prospect overall in Ohio by 247Sports.com. Price was rated as Ohio’s No. 2 overall prospect in the Bucknuts 50 list.

* College Choices: Price verbaled to OSU on Feb. 13, picking the Buckeyes over Arizona, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, UCLA and West Virginia.

* Academics: Holds a 3.6 GPA and scored a 21 on the ACT.

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Price in action.

Corey Smith, WR

* School: East Mississippi Junior College

* Height, Weight: 6-0, 175

* 40-Yard Time: 4.5

* Vital Statistics: Smith was a Division III first-team All-Ohio pick at Akron Buchtel in 2010. He went the junior college route, spending one year at Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College before heading to East Mississippi Junior College. This past year, he had 40-plus catches and 10 touchdowns at East Miss. He will have three years to play two at Ohio State.

* Rankings: Smith was rated as the nation’s No. 9 junior college prospect overall and the nation’s No. 3 JUCO wide receiver by 247Sports.com.

* College Choices: Smith originally verbaled to Mississippi State. But he subsequently visited Ohio State and verbaled to the Buckeyes on Jan. 29. Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Penn State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and others offered.

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Smith in action at EMCC.

Tracy Sprinkle, DE

* School: Elyria, Ohio

* Height, Weight: 6-4, 250

* 40-Yard Time: 4.7

* Vital Statistics: Sprinkle was a starter at guard his sophomore season before moving to defensive end and making 80 tackles with eight sacks and 25 quarterback hurries during his junior season. He was a third-team All-Ohio pick as a junior.

As a senior, he was named as the state co-defensive player of the year in Division I. He had 103 tackles, 30 tackles-for-loss and 19 sacks. He forced two fumbles, recovered one, had three pass defenses and scored a defensive touchdown this season. His team went 7-3 the last two years. Sprinkle enrolled at OSU for the start of the second semester and will participate in spring practice. He comes from the same school as current OSU lineman Chase Farris.

* Rankings: Sprinkle was rated as the nation’s No. 28 strongside defensive end prospect and the No. 26 prospect overall in Ohio by 247Sports.com. Sprinkle was rated as Ohio’s 16th-best prospect in the Bucknuts 50 list.

* College Choices: Sprinkle verbaled to OSU on April 17, picking the Buckeyes over Arizona State, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Louisville, Michigan State, Penn State, Syracuse and others.

* Academics: Sprinkle has enrolled at OSU. He graduated with a 2.8 GPA and had a 17 on the ACT.

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Sprinkle in action from his junior year. Click here for video from his senior year.

Jayme Thompson, DB

* School: Toledo Central Catholic

* Height, Weight: 6-2, 190

* 40-Yard Time: 4.52

* Vital Statistics: Thompson was a first-team All-Ohio pick in Division II. He helped Central Catholic go 14-1 and win the state championship. He had 40 tackles and an interception as a senior.

As a junior, Thompson was a second-team All-Ohio prospect in Division II. He racked up 71 tackles, 4 sacks and two interceptions. Thompson played in the Offense-Defense Bowl.

* Rankings: Thompson was rated as the nation’s No. 211 prospect overall, the nation’s No. 20 safety and the No. 11 prospect overall in Ohio. Thompson was rated as Ohio’s 18th-best prospect in the Bucknuts 50 list.

* College Choices: Thompson originally committed to West Virginia. But he was later offered by Ohio State and verbaled to OSU on April 1, picking the Buckeyes over California, Illinois, Louisville, Missouri, Nebraska, Vanderbilt and others.

* Academics: Holds a 3.1 GPA and has a qualifying test score.

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Thompson in action from his junior year. Click here for video from his senior year.

Johnny Townsend, P

* School: Orlando (Fla.) Boone

* Height, Weight: 6-2, 200

* Vital Statistics: As a junior, Townsend averaged 42 yards a punt. He averaged over 43 yards a punt as a senior. He also split time at safety and outside linebacker on defense. Townsend was selected for the U.S. Army All-American Game.

He was a winner of both the 2012 Nick Saban Punting Competition and 2012 Chas Henry All American Kicking Camp Punting Competition. The OSU punting job is open and Townsend has to be favored to fill that role in 2013 (and likely through 2016).

* Rankings: Townsend was rated as the nation’s No. 4 punter prospect by 247Sports.com.

* College Choices: Townsend verbaled to OSU on June 19, picking the Buckeyes over Cincinnati and others.

* Academics: Holds a 3.5 GPA

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Townsend in action.

Dontre Wilson, WR

* School: DeSoto, Texas

* Height, Weight: 5-10, 175

* 40-Yard Time: 4.4

* Vital Statistics: As a junior, Wilson rushed for 767 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also caught 12 passes for 246 yards and five touchdowns. He participated in The Opening last summer and was one of the top performers at that camp.

As a senior, he had 294 carries for 1,895 yards and 37 touchdowns. He also had 37 catches for 750 yards and nine touchdowns. In three years, Wilson rushed for 3,206 yards and 64 touchdowns and also caught 60 passes with 17 going for scores. He played in the Under Armour All-American Game, returning a punt 47 yards in that game.

* Rankings: Wilson was ranked as the nation’s No. 113 prospect, the No. 7 all-purpose back nationally and the No. 13 prospect in Texas by 247Sports.com.

* College Choices: Wilson verbaled to Oregon on May 25. But after coach Chip Kelly’s departure for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, Wilson subsequently took official visits to Ohio State and Texas. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M also had offered. He verbaled to Ohio State Monday night.

* Also Check Out – Click here for coverage of Wilson’s verbal, including video of him in action.

Christopher Worley, ATH

* School: Cleveland Glenville

* Height, Weight: 6-3, 195

* 40-Yard Time: 4.5

* Vital Statistics: Worley is the top prospect at perennial powerhouse Glenville this year. He played outside linebacker with the speed of a safety and great tackling ability. He projects as a safety at OSU. He was a Division I special mention All-Ohio pick as a senior.

He had 89 tackles this season for the Tarblooders (8-2), with nine sacks, five interceptions returned for touchdowns and five forced fumbles. For his career, he had 161 tackles, 13 sacks, eight interceptions and seven forced fumbles. He will play in the Ohio North-South Classic April 27 in Dayton.

OSU already has a verbal from 2014 Glenville OL Marcelys Jones. Worley and Jones are the 19th and 20th Glenville players over a 13-year period to pick Ohio State.

* Rankings: Worley was rated as the nation’s No. 20 athlete prospect and the No. 20 prospect overall in Ohio by 247Sports.com. Worley was also rated as Ohio’s No. 22 prospect in the Bucknuts 50 list.

* College Choices: Worley verbaled to OSU on Jan. 11, picking the Buckeyes over Arkansas, Cincinnati, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Michigan State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia.

* Academics: Holds a 3.2 GPA and scored a 20 on the ACT.

* Also Check Out – Click here for video highlights of Worley in action.

Possible OSU Signees

Here are bios on three players who could sign with Ohio State today.

Vonn Bell, DB

* School: Rossville (Ga.) Ridgeland

* Height, Weight: 6-0, 190

* 40-Yard Time: 4.45

* Vital Statistics: While Bell is technically listed as a Georgia recruit, he lives in Tennessee and commutes from Chattanooga to Ridgeland, which is 40 miles away. His mother teaches in that district, which allows him to attend school there. Bell played as a junior at Chattanooga Central, where he logged 119 tackles, three fumbles forced and over 1,000 all-purpose yards.

He fit in fine at Ridgeland, helping that team go 13-2 and advance to the Class 4A state title game at the Georgia Dome. For the year, he rushed for 1,050 yards and 21 touchdowns and also logged 140 tackles.

* Rankings: Bell was rated as the nation’s No. 29 prospect overall, the nation’s No. 3 safety and the No. 4 prospect overall in Georgia by 247Sports.com.

* College Choices: Bell made official visits to Alabama, Ohio State and Tennessee.

James Clark, WR

* School: New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

* Height, Weight: 5-10, 175

* 40-Yard Time: 4.45

* Vital Statistics: Clark has great speed and was a standout at track (10.2-second 100 meter time and 21.5 seconds in the 200). As a junior, he had 28 catches for 576 yards and four touchdowns. He also had two rushing scores. As a senior, he had 49 catches for 1,112 yards and eight touchdowns.

* Rankings: Clark was rated as the nation’s No. 175 prospect overall, the nation’s No. 25 wide receiver and the No. 24 prospect overall in Florida.

* College Choices: Clark made visits to Ohio State, Florida, Clemson, Nebraska and Northwestern.

* Academics: Holds a 3.9 GPA

Cornelius Elder, RB-WR

* School: Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth

* Height, Weight: 5-10, 165

* 40-Yard Time: 4.45

* Vital Statistics: Elder is a versatile prospect who could line up at running back, wide receiver or even safety at the college level. As a junior, he rushed for 2,070 yards and 21 touchdowns on 205 carries. He also had 20 catches for 400 yards and six scores. He also had a kick return touchdown and five interceptions on defense.

As a senior, Elder had 286 carries for 2,617 yards and 36 touchdowns. He is also an outstanding basketball prospect and could be interested in playing both sports at the college level.

* Rankings: Elder was rated as the nation’s No. 207 prospect overall, the nation’s No. 8 athlete prospect and the No. 5 prospect overall in Tennessee by 247Sports.com. He is also rated as the nation’s No. 129 basketball prospect for 2013 according to 247Sports.com.

* College Choices: Elder made visits to Ohio State, UCLA, Georgia Tech and Auburn. Purdue has also offered him for basketball.

Preferred Walk-Ons

OSU enrolled a pair of preferred walk-ons at the start of the second semester on Jan. 7. They include:

* FB Devin Hill – Columbus, Ohio and Northland High School – Devin Hill attended Purdue University the past two seasons – redshirting in 2011 – and walked-on to the Ohio State football program after enrolling in school … played running back and linebacker at Northland and was a classmate of Jared Sullinger … Devin is the son of Venisa and Darryl Hill.

* FB William Houston – Dublin, Ohio and Dublin Scioto High School – Despite holding a scholarship offer from another school, William Houston preferred being a Buckeye and accepted Ohio State’s offer to join the team as a preferred walk-on … Houston helped Scioto, coached by Karl Johnson, to an 8-3 record and a regional quarterfinal berth in 2012 by rushing for 1,158 yards and scoring 12 touchdowns … he also had 75 career receptions for 804 yards and six touchdowns … Houston is the son of Cynthia Rawls and William Houston, who was a three-year Ohio State letterman in the 1990s.

Also Check Out

We have one ton of coverage and analysis from National Signing Day, including:

Meyer Talks 2013 Class (with video)

On The Mark: Experts Assess OSU Class

Signing Day Live Front Row Thread

Signing Day Tracker: 2013 Class Bios, Videos

Marshall: ‘We can win a lot of championships’

Lee Reps Central Ohio In OSU Class

Meyer Lands Play Maker Clark

Clark A Buckeye: The Impact

Bell Picks OSU Over Alabama, Tennessee

Bell Speaks Out On Decision

Bell A Buckeye: The Impact

Elliott To Ink With Ohio State

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