Looks like Ohio State is getting another former Purdue Boilermaker. Central Ohio native son Devin Hill, a running back/fullback/h-back type, is expected to walk on to Ohio State's football team for the 2013 season, per a report. According to Hill's athlete-page on Purdue's website, Hill is a RS sophomore, 5-10, 228 pound running back. His bio section only lists "bio to come". After not logging any carries despite the multitude of backs who saw at least limited action for the Boilermakers, perhaps Hill decided it was worth a shot to try and play a little closer to home.
The running back rotation already looks very crowded, with Jordan Hall returning after being granted a medial redshirt, along with Carlos Hyde, Rod Smith, Bri'onte Dunn, and 2013 recruit Ezekiel Elliott.
It's far more likely that Hill ends up as a fullback for Ohio State, as the Buckeyes try to replace Zach Boren. The fullback position isn't nearly as prominent in the Urban Meyer/Tom Herman offense as it might have been in Tresselball, but if last season showed as anything, it's that you can never have too many versatile players. Hill will be joined by fellow Columbus product walk-on William Houston for a possible fullback position. The Dublin-Scioto product turned down scholarship offers elsewhere to attempt to play for the Buckeyes.
No word on if either player could fill in at middle linebacker in an emergency. Hopefully, that was a one time situation.