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Matthew Burrell commits to Ohio State over Penn State


Student Sports

I don't know about how its going for you, but this week is starting off pretty awesome for the Ohio State football team. Continuing on their recent hot streak on the recruiting trail, the Buckeyes locked a verbal commitment from one of the top senior prospects in the country.

Four-star offensive guard Matthew Burrell, of C.D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge, Virginia turned down scholarship offers from Penn State, Tennessee, and many other major programs, to play his college ball for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes.

Building not just a strong bond with the Ohio State coaching staff, but also with many of class of 2015 commits such as Jashon Cornell, and Justin Hilliard, the 6'5, 305 pound Burrell was always thought to be an OSU lean by many. With Matthew's pledge, the Bucks are currently sitting at 21 class of 2015 commits.

Looking to add much needed depth to the line, the Army All-American joins fellow senior prospects Grant Schmidt and Kevin Feder as offensive linemen penciled in to join the Buckeyes' roster next season.

If rankings are your thing, Burrell is currently the No. 4 ranked player from the commonwealth of Virginia, the fifth highest ranked offensive guard, and 91st overall prospect in the 2015 class, according to the 247Sports Composite.

Get a small look at what Matthew Burrell brings to the Buckeyes, with these highlights, courtesy of Hudl: