I think I’ve finally figured out Jim Tressel’s recruiting strategy: sign every player in the Midwest.
With six additions to the 2009 class in the last five days, it’s become a little difficult to keep from thinking about what’s in store for Ohio State football in the next few years. And then grinning like an idiot.
Thanks to the Dispatch, here’s the class so far. Note the Pittsburgh kids on the list; if you think I haven’t been having fun with those signings in the newsroom, you don’t know me very well.
- PLAYER POS HT WT HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL
- C.J. Barnett DB 6-1 180 Clayton, Ohio (Northmont)
- Dorian Bell LB 6-2 220 Monroeville, Pa. (Gateway)
- Adam Bellamy DL 6-4 275 Aurora, Ohio
- Zach Boren LB 6-1 245 Pickerington Central
- Corey Brown ATH 6-1 190 Monroeville, Pa. (Gateway)
- Duron Carter WR 6-3 185 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Aquinas)
- Dominic Clarke DB 5-10 170 Frederick, Md. (Tuscarora)
- Melvin Fellows DT 6-5 255 Garfield Heights, Ohio
- Chris Fields WR 6-1 180 Painesville, Ohio (Harvey)
- Reid Fragel TE 6-8 258 Grosse Pointe, Mich. (South)
- Justin Green ATH 5-11 178 Louisville, Ky. (Male)
- Jordan Hall RB 5-11 190 Jeanette, Pa.
- Adam Homan LB 6-2 230 Coldwater, Ohio
- Carlos Hyde RB 6-1 235 Naples, Fla.
- James Jackson WR 6-0 175 Grand Ledge, Mich.
- Storm Klein LB 6-2 225 Newark, Ohio (Licking Valley)
- Corey Linsley OL 6-4 285 Boardman, Ohio
- Bradley McDougald DB 6-1 190 Dublin Scioto
- Jack Mewhort OL 6-6 285 Toledo (St. John’s)
- Jonathan Newsome LB 6-3 230 Cleveland (Glenville)
- John Simon DT 6-3 265 Youngstown (Mooney)
- Jordan Whiting LB 6-1 230 Louisville, Ky. (Trinity)
- Jamie Wood ATH 6-2 185 Pickerington Central