Tommy Schutt Becomes #17

By Jeremy Birmingham on December 12, 2011 at 6:41p

Yesterday the rumblings were that Penn State commitment Tommy Schutt from Glenbard West High School in Illinois would rescind his verbal agreement with Penn State and instead decide to become a Buckeye. Today it appears that is official.

Schutt is a 5 star defensive tackle who visited Ohio State officially over the weekend, and he could be the first in a wave of big-time commitments for Coach Meyer and the Buckeyes in the next two months. At 6'3 and 290 pounds, Schutt will be a big space eater in the middle of the Buckeye defensive line. He joins Adolphus Washington as five star recruits on the defensive line, but those two could be joined soon by current MSU commit Se'Von Pittman and DE Noah Spence from Pennsylvania.

Schutt is the 17th commitment in Ohio State's 2012 class, you can watch him in the US Army All-American game in January.


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flipbuckeye's picture

The D line is going to be lethal in a few years.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

our defensive line will be lethal next year if Nathan Williams returns.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

tedglover's picture

WOW.  This defensive line is going to be pretty good, and if Pittman flips, I wonder if Kalis isn't going to re-think having to go up against this ridiculous talent, lol.

Holy crap.


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P.S. Gray box of good tidings.

onetwentyeight's picture



PSU has now lost BOTH their ESPNU150 recruits. And that's just for this year. Cannot see how they stay remotely relevant as a football entity in the future. 




osukdawg76's picture

It really isn't a shock.  Penn State is going into the shitter and shows no signs of getting out.  Nobody is going to play there unless they have to.

I, for one, welcome our new coaching overlords.



cplunk's picture

Fan-f'ing-tastic. Now if we get the OL guys we need I'm officially ganked. The O-line is weak, so I need me some Diamond news asap.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

::pops open a PBR::

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

beserkr29's picture

If we can get Spence, Diamond and an explosive receiver, this class will be officially awesome.  That said, love Schutt coming to Columbus.  Get ready to dominate the B1G for years to come!

Riggins's picture

Spence (DE from PA) is still coming for a visit soon, right?  Washington, Schutt, and (potentially) Spence in the same class?  Yes, please.

ScarletFever's picture

Am I 'thinking right' here?

To get these guys Urban must be giving them very good assurance we won't get a bowl ban next year, which means Urban must have pretty good assurance we won't get a bowl ban next year.




SouthBayBuckeye's picture

isn't that what has been thought since before the hiring?


btw, when do we find out what's being handed out?

Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST

johnblairgobucks's picture

was said to be early September, then mid November, and last I heard it was mid December.  Who knows?  I'm keeping my excitement of coaching hire and recruit interest tempered until we find out what is behind the curtain.  A bowl ban would seriously blow.

ArTbkward's picture

Wasn't the NCAA suppose to meet either Friday or yesterday?

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...

(Also, I'm not a dude)

Johnny Ginter's picture

kind of. gene smith has probably told urban in no uncertain terms what he expects the punishment from the NCAA to be, and i would imagine that he's relayed that to his recruits.

the real question to ask yourself is how much you trust gene smith to read the tea leaves re: the NCAA. a lot of people are pretty optimistic. personally i'm still in "let's see" mode

sharkvsghost's picture

at this point, i don't know how anyone could have faith in gene smith's opinion. just sayin'...

swing hard in case you hit it.

osukdawg76's picture

Besides Urban getting hired, I think the best thing we can focus on is the fact that the NCAA and Ohio State are in agreement on everything and didn't even bother to attend the hearing because of that, save for sending a representative.


The light at the end of the tunnel is coming.  Let's just pray that it isn't a freight train.

I, for one, welcome our new coaching overlords.



Seabass1974's picture

We just got bumped up to 12th in the recruiting ranks.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

Conroy's picture

Bet it won't take to long to get into the top 10.

Menexenus's picture

Awesome news!  Go Bucks!

Real fans stay for Carmen.

blazers34's picture

I asked this before, so sorry for being repetitive, but im interested.  What happened with Schutt and Notre Dame?  I know he committed, but then they pulled his scholly or something?  Alex?  Anyone?

Doesnt really matter i guess.  Just wondering.

onetwentyeight's picture

What happened with Schutt and Notre Dame? 




/thank you, thank you

//shows self out

Conroy's picture

IIRC he lost his spot becaue another DT committed to them first.

Denny's picture



BrewstersMillions's picture

I shall now name him Urban the Pilager.


Urban's in Illinois. Stealing Ur doodz

BrewstersMillions's picture

The D line being put together sure looks fearsome. Coulda joined us Kyle....

Buckeyejason's picture

Good pickup. Need big guys like this to have a great D-line.


Et_Tu_OSU's picture

"The revolution will be televised."

johnblairgobucks's picture

just googled Everrett Withers and seems as though he will be on Meyer's staff.   Go Bucks!

Ethan's picture

What a huge hire. Home runs for Urban with the OC and (potential/hopeful) DC

dmurder's picture

I have a felling this is the start of a wave of recruits!

Most of the time it just takes one. Now there are those who are waiting to announce at the UA/AA game.

It will be sweet to see some scarlet and grey hats!


"The line of thinking is that Urban's first commitment will make the rest of the dominoes fall into place for the 2012 class, which could end up being one of the Top 10 in the country".

"We have always had the best damn band in the land, now we have the best damn team in the land"- Jim Tressel 1-03-03

Hoody Wayes's picture

Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts made the same prediction on 97.1, today.

He then went on to say Ohio State's 2013 class would be one of the school's best...ever.

btalbert25's picture

So other than Taylor Graham and the expected medical redshirt, are there any other rumblings of guys who aren't going to be back?  Is T.Y. Williams a possibility?  Right now I think the sky is the limit for this class.  Wouldn't mind seeing a couple of others take off so Urban can add a few more studs.  

Bucksfan's picture

I've got a fever.  The only Rx is 5-star DT's, baby.

TLB's picture

Has the 4letter lowered him to a 4 star recruit yet?

BTwrestle04's picture

Ricquan Southward is now rated as a 2-star prospect by Scout? Any chance Urban doesn't want this guy in attempts to free up a spot for Stefon Diggs, Green-Beckham, Cyrus Jones, or Joel Caleb? I would hate to see that happen to the young man, but it looks as if we have better prospects giving us legitimate interest.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Ever seen video of Southward?

The kid can ball, and played at one of the best programs in Florida. Don't sell him short.

BTwrestle04's picture

I just noticed that he was moved from a 3-star to a 2-star on Scout. He is a 4-star (79) prospect on ESPN, though. I have not seen video on him, just saw who he was recruited by and got offers from and the fact that in the last week (?) he somehow lost a star on

bassplayer7770's picture

Jeremy, thanks for that link.  Southward is one player I couldn't find searching on YouTube last night, and he does look pretty good.

DCJonAvery's picture

Something to point out about Everett Withers, he coached and recruited Marvin Austin at UNC. So he could be coaching young guys like Tommy Schutt and and Aldophous Washington, and our veterans like Big Hank and John Simon (please)? Woot.

ThirdLegLouie's picture

Something else that's cool about Withers... Jamal Marcus (LB from NC) is looking to take 2 officials to OSU and UNC. How much harder is the kid going to leaning towards tOSU if the guy who has been running UNC, Withers, relocates to Columbus? Marcus is a flat out stud. Go Urban. 

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

BTwrestle04's picture

No offense to this kid, as I'm sure he is really, really good, but we have arguably the 2 best DE's in this class commited, with a 3rd (and best DE of the class) very interested. I'm not sure this class has room for him unless he can translate well into the LB spot somehow.

William's picture

Marcus is a lot like Shazier was last year, he was mainly a pass rusher in highschool, but he is projected to be a LB in college. Watch his footage, he is fast and hits hard. Looks a lot like Shazier but a bit bulkier.

BTwrestle04's picture

I do feel like I'm getting a bit greedy. I just have a strong feeling that we will close on a lot of these leans in the not so distant future, for some false self-entitled reason. 

ThirdLegLouie's picture

I think he would be an LB at the next level hence I put LB in parentheses after his name

If you ain't a Silver Bullet, you're a target

bassplayer7770's picture

Just watched video of Marcus, and I agree.  He is definitely a legit LB recruit IMO.

TheHostileDwarf's picture

Fanfuckingtastic! Keep it up! Except Kalis. Fuck that traitor.

TLB's picture

I dont follow recruiting, so I dont know how this works, but you have him listed as a 5 Star recruit and the 4letter has 4 stars.

Is that something that has changed since he committed or was he always a 4 Star there?

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