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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets, 12/17 - Robert Landers commits, Joshua Norwood receives award

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Buckeye commit Joshua Norwood
Buckeye commit Joshua Norwood

Robert Landers commits:

On Tuesday Ohio State picked up another commit for the 2015 class when Robert Landers flipped his commitment from West Virginia to the Buckeyes. Landers, an Ohio native, has a huge motor and seems to give it all on every play. Throughout the recruiting process his height seemed to scare some programs off as he's only about six feet tall. However, just looking at that is a big mistake as Landers has as quick of a first step as anyone in the country. His height allows him to get under the pads of offensive linemen and power them into the backfield. When it's all said and done, the chances are good that Landers becomes a multi-year starter. He knows how things work, being from Ohio, and he's a kid that will maximize his skill set at the next level.

With the Landers commitment, Ohio State was able to beef up the defensive line. It's a group that also includes Jashon Cornell and Dre'Mont Jones. Josh Alabi is committed as well, but at this point it's an unknown whether he will play on the offensive or defensive side of the ball. Look for Ohio State to pursue at least one more true defensive tackle to wrap up this class. The latest commitment bumped Ohio State up to number four in 247Sports overall rankings for the class of 2015.

Norwood's season capped with award:

Buckeye commit Joshua Norwood picked up an honor from his school--being named the defensive player of the year. Ohio State was able to flip the Georgia native from Cincinnati about a month ago. Norwood, a defensive back, is another underrated prospect in this class. He faced the best talent in Georgia week in and week out this past season and is primed to make the jump to the next level. Though he may not contribute right away, he'll be a player for the Buckeyes down the road and is someone to keep your eye on as he progresses into a starter the next couple of years.

QUICK HITS:

- Ohio State commit Branden Bowen had some fun with an Alabama fan on Tuesday afternoon.