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Ohio State football: 16 Buckeyes adorn Phil Steele's 2013 Preseason All-Big Ten Teams

The Oracle has spoken and more than a dozen Buckeyes are expected to have big 2013 seasons.

There's a reason Phil Steele's informally known as "The Oracle". The author of college football's most comprehensive (and usually most accurate) preseason preview magazine released his 2013 Preseason All-Big Ten teams this morning, and amongst the first team are a sextet of Ohio State football players.

Ohio State's Braxton Miller leads the way as the first team quarterback for the all-conference side. Joining him on the offense are OG Andrew Norwell and OT Jack Mewhort. On the defensive side, Ryan Shazier unsurprisingly gets top billing amongst linebackers, while Bradley Roby and Christian Bryant get recognized at cornerback and safety respectively. Other all-conference first team-ers of note are Nebraska's RB Ameer Abdullah, Michigan LT Taylor Lewan (the Wolverines' lone first teamer), and LB Chris Borland of Wisconsin.

The second team adds six additional Buckeyes to the list of honorees with RB Carlos Hyde, WR Devin Smith, and C Corey Linsley being recognized offensively. On the defensive side of things, Adolphus Washington makes the cut at DE while Steele is also apparently hopping on the "this-is-the-year-he-finally-puts-it-all-together" bandwagon and saying Curtis Grant will finish all-Big Ten second team LB. Safety Christian Bryant also makes the side, with includes Michigan kicker Brendan Gibbons (brunette chicks, man), UM WR Jeremy Gallon, and Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez as well.

The third team includes just two Buckeyes, with WR Corey "Philly" Brown and OG Marcus Hall getting honored. Brown also makes the third team a second time at punt returner. Michigan's QB Devin Gardner, DE Frank Clark, DT Quinton Washington, and LB Desmond Morgan are recognized on the third team, as is Penn State RB Zach Zwinak.

Finally, the fourth team adds DE Noah Spencer and K Drew Basil to the mix as other Buckeyes worth recognizing for their high potential. Northwestern athletic quarterback Kain Colter is the fourth team QB and one time Ohio State recruiting target Shane Wynn makes the fourth team for Indiana at wide receiver. Michigan's RB Derrick Green (a freshman), TE Devin Funchess, and S Thomas Gordon all also made the fourth team as well.

Here are the 2013 Phil Steele Preseason All-Big Ten Teams in their entirety. You can buy Steele's must have preview magazine June 18th at Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, CVS, Publix, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart exclusively.

2013 Preseason All-Big 10 Team

1st TEAM 2nd TEAM 3rd TEAM 4th TEAM
QB Braxton Miller, Ohio St Taylor Martinez, Nebraska Devin Gardner, Michigan Kain Colter, Northwestern
RB Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin James White, Wisconsin Mark Weisman, Iowa
RB Venric Mark, Northwestern Carlos Hyde, Ohio St Zach Zwinak, Penn St Derrick Green, Michigan
WR Allen Robinson, Penn St Jeremy Gallon, Michigan Kofi Hughes, Indiana Quincy Enunwa, Nebraska
WR Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin Devin Smith, Ohio St Aaron Burbridge, Michigan St Shane Wynn, Indiana
WR Kenny Bell, Nebraska Cody Latimer, Indiana Corey Brown, Ohio St (TE) Ted Bolser, Indiana
TE Jacob Pedersen, Wisconsin CJ Fiedorowicz, Iowa Kyle Carter, Penn St Devin Funchess, Michigan
C Brandon Vitabile, Northwestern Corey Linsley, Ohio St Travis Jackson, Michigan St Austin Blythe, Iowa
OG Spencer Long, Nebraska John Urschel, Penn St Marcus Hall, Ohio St Dan Feeney, Indiana
OG Andrew Norwell, Ohio St Kyle Costigan, Wisconsin Jack Allen, Michigan St Zac Epping, Minnesota
OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan Jeremiah Sirles, Nebraska Ryan Groy, Wisconsin Fou Fonoti, Michigan St
OT Jack Mewhort, Ohio St Rob Havenstein, Wisconsin Brandon Scherff, Iowa Michael Schofield, Michigan
1st TEAM 2nd TEAM 3rd TEAM 4th TEAM
DE Marcus Rush, Michigan St Adolphus Washington, OSU Frank Clark, Michigan Ethan Hemer, Wisconsin
DT Bruce Gaston, Purdue Beau Allen, Wisconsin DaQuan Jones, Penn St Lawrence Thomas, Mich St
DT Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota Carl Davis, Iowa Quinton Washington, Michigan Austin Johnson, Penn St
DE Tyler Scott, Northwestern Deion Barnes, Penn St Jason Ankrah, Nebraska Noah Spence, Ohio St
LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio St Glenn Carson, Penn St Chi Chi Ariguzo, Northwestern Christian Kirksey, Iowa
LB Max Bullough, Michigan St James Morris, Iowa Mike Hull, Penn St Ethan Armstrong, Wisconsin
LB Chris Borland, Wisconsin Denicos Allen, Michigan St Desmond Morgan, Michigan Mason Monheim, Illinois
LB Jonathan Brown, Illinois Curtis Grant, Ohio St Anthony Hitchens, Iowa Damien Proby, Northwestern
CB Bradley Roby, Ohio St Ciante Evans, Nebraska Nick VanHoose, Northwestern Andrew Green, Nebraska
CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan St Ricardo Allen, Purdue Adrian Amos, Penn St Derrick Wells, Minnesota
S Isaiah Lewis, Michigan St CJ Barnett, Ohio St Greg Heban, Indiana Malcolm Willis, Penn St
S Christian Bryant, Ohio St Ibraheim Campbell, NW Dezmen Southward, Wisc Thomas Gordon, Michigan
1st TEAM 2nd TEAM 3rd TEAM 4th TEAM
K Jeff Budzien, Northwestern Brendan Gibbons, Michigan Mike Meyer, Iowa Drew Basil, Ohio St
P Mike Sadler, Michigan St Justin DuVernois, Illinois Drew Meyer, Wisconsin Cody Webster, Purdue
KR Jordan Cotton, Iowa Dennis Norfleet, Michigan Tevin Coleman, Indiana Akeem Hunt, Purdue
PR Venric Mark, Northwestern Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska Corey Brown (WR), Ohio St Jesse Della Valle, Penn St