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Ohio State recruiting: Everything you need to know about National Signing Day 2013

Fire up the fax machine. Urban Meyer's second ever Ohio State recruiting class is about to officially be in the fold as National Signing Day 2013 has arrived. On this, college football's Christmas morning, Land-Grant Holy Land will be here all day with all the coverage you could possibly need. From the first National Letter of Intent to the last, we'll have updates and comprehensive coverage of all things Buckeyes all day.

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Ezekiel Elliott recommits to Ohio State

The 4-star RB from St Louis, Missouri ends his recruiting process by announcing for the Ohio State Buckeyes over Missouri.

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Watch Ezekiel Elliott announce his decision

The 4-star running back from Saint Louis, Missouri will put his commitment to rest once and for all at 5 p.m. EST ceremony at his high school.

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Messin' with Texas

Ohio State has always been able to recruit nationally, but one of the strengths in this year's class has come from a talent-rich state that has recently eluded the Buckeyes: Texas.

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Recruiting PSA: Don't be that guy

A friendly reminder that we're spending all day analyzing the college choices of teenagers.

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Video: Watch Vonn Bell choose Ohio State

Just call Urban Meyer the closer. Ohio State's head coach wheeled in one of National Signing Day 2013's biggest catches in the 5-star safety from Georgia, Vonn Bell.

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Rumors: Johnny Townsend to decommit from OSU?

UPDATE 4 p.m. 2/7/13: Townsend has now signed with the Florida Gators over both Ohio State and Alabama.

In a relative shocker, two/three-star punter Johnny Townsend is expected by multiple sources to decommit from Ohio State at the zero hour and instead fax his National Letter of Intent to the University of Alabama. The rich stand to get richer as many of the nation's top recruiting analysts have Alabama and Ohio State pegged as either one or two in their team rankings of the best 2013 recruiting classes in the country. Townsend was set to become either the 18th or 19th Buckeye to send in his National Letter of Intent of Signing Day, but is now expected instead to join the Crimson Tide's strong signing class.

The Florida native and special teams stud was first "discovered" nationally in many analysts eyes after an impressive showing at an Alabama punting camp. It'd been thought, however, that he'd been a strong commit to Ohio State and even spoke to several Ohio State analysts earlier in the week expressing as much. Though Ohio State would survive losing a scholarship punter, it's still a rather odd set of circumstances to see this kind of change of heart so late in the process, from an exclusively special teams player, no less.

The Buckeyes have 24 commits for the class of 2013, with just Ezekiel Elliott's official announcement still outstanding. Here were the two reports that Townsend may sign elsewhere:

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Vonn Bell becomes 18th player to fax in for NSD

Five star safety Vonn Bell becomes the 18th Buckeye to fax in his national letter of intent for National Signing Day 2013. Bell became the 26th (25th if you're counting Taivon Jacobs' decommitment) verbal pledge to Ohio State's class of 2013 after announcing his intentions on ESPNU.

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LGHL's Luke talks B1G recruiting w/ SBNation.com

In case you missed it, Luke joined SB Nation's Dan Rubenstein to talk all things Big Ten recruiting (including a focus on who Ohio State and arch rival Michigan will be bringing in). You can also see Dan chat with The Solid Verbal's Ty Hildenbrandt and EDSBS and SB Nation's Spencer Hall.

The very same stream will be live again after all the dust has settled on the faxes with SB Nation Recruiting's Bud Elliott hopping on at 5 p.m. EST and SBN Recruiting's Wescott Eberts joining Dan at 5:30. SB Nation and Big East Coast Bias' Mark Ennis then gets on the horn at 5:45, followed by SB Nation's Jason Kirk, and finally Pacific Takes' Avinash Kunnath to take us home.

If you're looking for great insight on National Signing Day 2013, you won't find much better than the offerings from SB Nation and SB Nation Recruiting.

To catch the part w/ Luke, skip ahead to the 24 minute mark:

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Taivon Jacobs decommits from Ohio State

Urban Meyer and the football coaching staff landed a pair of talented prospects today in James Clark and Vonn Bell, but lost out on another. Tuesday afternoon there were many reports that WR Taivon Jacobs would decommit from the Buckeyes and select his home state Maryland Terrapins, 24 hours later that has become a reality.

The three star speedster has a brother already on the football squad at Maryland and a young child at home that played a huge role in him backing off his commitment to Ohio State.

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Marcus Baugh becomes the 17th to fax in for NSD

Four star tight end Marcus Baugh becomes the 17th Buckeye to send in his national letter of intent for National Signing Day 2013. Baugh was originally the eighth commitment to give his verbal to Ohio State in the class of 2013.

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James Clark becomes 16th to fax in for NSD

Four star wide receiver James Clark becomes the 16th Buckeye to send in his national letter of intent for National Signing Day 2013. Clark became the 25th commitment in Ohio State's class of 2013 when he gave a verbal earlier today.

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'13 5-star S Vonn Bell commits to Ohio State

Ohio State got one of the best recruits in the country when '13 5-star safety Vonn Bell committed to OSU after naming Tennessee the favorite on Tuesday. Bell's commitment on National Signing Day, giving the Buckeyes 26 total commits in the class of 2013.

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'13 4-star WR James Clark commits to Ohio State

2013 4-star WR James Clark announces his commitment to Ohio State on National Signing Day over Florida and Clemson. Clark's decision gives the Buckeyes' class of 2013 25 total commitments.

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Corey Smith becomes 15th to fax in for NSD

Four star JUCO WR Corey Smith becomes the 15th Buckeye to send in his national letter of intent for National Signing Day 2013. Smith was the 23rd commitment to give a verbal pledge to Ohio State's class of 2013.

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Christopher Worley becomes 14th to fax in for NSD

Four star defensive back/athlete Christopher Worley becomes the 14th Buckeye to send in his national letter of intent for National Signing Day 2013. Worley was the 22nd commitment to give a verbal pledge to Ohio State's class of 2013.

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Trey Johnson becomes the 13th to fax in for NSD

Four star LB Trey Johnson becomes the thirteenth player to fax in his national letter of intent on National Signing Day 2013. Johnson, a one time Auburn commit, was the 20th commit in the 2013 class during the recruitment process.

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Dontre Wilson becomes the 12th to fax in for NSD

Four star all-purpose back Dontre Wilson becomes the 12th member to fax in his national letter of intent for National Signing Day 2013. Wilson was the 24th commitment in the class of 2013 when he gave his verbal to Ohio State on Monday.

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National Signing Day 2013 Live Blog

We're bringing you all the news about Urban Meyer's next big recruiting class through out the day on National Signing Day 2013. Keep it tuned here for every all the surprise commitments anddecommitments, delivered moment-by-moment.

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Donovan Munger is Ohio State's 11th officially in

4-star Cleveland (Shaker Heights) tackle/offensive guard Donovan Munger is the 11th official member of Ohio State's class of 2013. Munger had flirted with Florida State again late in his commitment process, but he's officially a Buckeye. Munger can be seen tonight on CBS Sports Network playing in the USA versus the World International Bowl in Austin, Texas.

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Mike Mitchell becomes the 10th to fax in for NSD

Four star linebacker Mike Mitchell becomes the 10th to fax in his national letter of intent for National Signing Day 2013. Mitchell was the 21st commitment in the class of 2013 to verbal for Ohio State.

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Hill becomes the ninth to fax in for NSD

Michael Hill has became the ninth Buckeye to fax in his national letter of intent for National Signing Day. Hill was the thirteenth commitment in the class of 2013.

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Jayme Thompson becomes eighth to fax in for NSD

Four star safety and defensive back Jayme Thompson becomes the eighth player to fax in his national letter of intent on National Signing Day 2013. Thompson was also the seventh commit in the 2013 class during the recruitment process.

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Tim Gardner becomes seventh to fax in for NSD

Three star Offensive Lineman Tim Gardner has became the seventh Buckeye to fax in his national letter of intent for National Signing Day. Gardner was the fifteenth commitment in the class of 2013.

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Jalin Marshall is #6 for Ohio State in 2013

The electric five/four star playmaking wide receiver/athlete Jalin Marshall from Middletown, Ohio is the sixth official member of Ohio State's class of 2013. The 5-11 195 pound 4.6 40 running stud will add much needed playmaking ability to Urban Meyer's Ohio State offense.

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Billy Price becomes the fifth Buckeye to fax in

Four star DL/OL Billy Price became the fifth Buckeye to fax in his national letter of intent for National Signing Day. Price was the third commitment in the class of 2013.

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Darron Lee is #4 for Ohio State in the 2013 class

New Albany product athlete Darron Lee is the fourth official signee for Ohio State's class of 2013. Lisle was originally the fifth verbal commit in Urban Meyer's second ever class with the Buckeyes.

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Evan Lisle is #3 for Ohio State in 2013

Four star offensive lineman Evan Lisle is the third official Buckeye in Ohio State's class of 2013. Lisle was originally the fifth verbal commit in Urban Meyer's second ever class with the Buckeyes.

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Gareon Conley is Ohio State's second NLI

The Buckeyes' second letter of intent came from Gareon Conley, who Ohio State flipped from Michigan after visiting Ohio State for The Game. Conley later committed to the Buckeyes on December 7th. Conley was also the 18th member of the 2013 class to verbal, a number that seems far off now that National Signing Day has hit.

Conley's recruitment included having offers from Ohio State, Michigan, Oregon, Wisconsn and Virginia, to name a few.

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Josa Bosa is Ohio State's first for NSD 2013

It didn't take long for the fake/email to come in. The four/five star defensive lineman from Fort Lauderdale's St Thomas Aquinas becomes the first in the 2013 class to officially get his paperwork in to the university. Bosa was Ohio State's 12th verbal commitment of the 2013 class and first pledged to the Buckeyes back on April 23rd, 2012.

Bosa was also recruited by much of the other top powers in college football (Alabama notably amongst them), but after taking an official visit to Ohio State, fell for everything Columbus had to offer. Bosa adds to a young, ferocious defensive line that included Noah Spence, Adolphus Washington, Tommy Schutt, Se'Von Pittman, and more. Depth on the line is what helped Urban Meyer win two national championships at the University of Florida. By adding Bosa, Meyer and his director of player personnel, Mark Pantoni, continue to lay the foundation to do the very same at Ohio State.

Here was the official word of Bosa's fax coming in:

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