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Former Tennessee LS Nick Sharick enrolling at Ohio State as preferred walk-on

The Thomas Worthington product joins Ohio State's class of 2013.

Long snapper Nick Sharick is the newest Ohio State Buckeye.
Long snapper Nick Sharick is the newest Ohio State Buckeye.

In an exclusive from The O-Zone's Tony Gerdeman, Thomas Worthington long snapper and briefly former Tennessee volunteer Nick Sharick will be joining Ohio State in 2013 as a preferred walk-on. He'll provide depth at a position that also includes Bryce Haynes and George Makridis.

Per Gerdeman, Sharick joined Tennessee last summer but left before fall camp, effectively making him a gray shirt and reintroducing him as a class of 2013 recruit. While he's unrated by the major recruiting services, Sharick was also considering an offer to join South Carolina in a similar preferred walk-on capacity.

Sharick becomes the fourth preferred walk-on to commit to joining the Buckeyes for the 2013 football season following fullback William Houston, quarterback Luke Morgan, and wide receiver Devlin McDaniel. While recent attrition may ultimately help Ohio State's 2013 class be deeper than outsiders may have anticipated, it's always helpful to get players of Sharick and Houston's caliber, who under the previous administration may have even garnered scholarship offers. Getting them without impacting the 82 scholarship limit is crucial until Ohio State is out from under that NCAA mandated limitation.