Ohio State got a much needed addition to this years recruiting class moments ago. '15 DT Robert Landers, a former West Virginia commit, decided he wants to stay closer to home and play his collegiate career in Columbus for the Buckeyes.
The 6'2, 295-pounder was offered by Ohio State on Friday and he quickly made a trip to the campus for an official visit. The addition will now give the Buckeyes their 24th commitment in the class.
Landers grades out as a three-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite rankings. He also comes in as the 41st overall player in the state, the 50th defensive tackle and the 857th player in the country. Ball State, Bowling Green, Toeldo and West Virginia are the only reported offers for Landers. He was committed to the Mountaineers since early October.
Landers was a nightmare for opposing offenses this season. Defensively, he helped lead his Wayne (OH) team to a 13-2 season as they defeated some of Ohio's best including Elder, Lakota West (twice) and Moeller before ultimately falling short in the state championship game against St. Eds.
The addition of Landers gives the Buckeyes their 11th pledge from an in-state prospect. He will join fellow Ohioans Jerome Baker, Rashod Berry, Joe Burrow, Nick Conner, Eric Glover-Williams, Justin Hilliard, Dre'Mont Jones, Liam McCullough, Alex Stump and Denzel Ward as an "Elite 15" member.
You can check out the impressive senior year tape of Landers below.