Taylor Decker is #20

By Jeremy Birmingham on January 15, 2012 at 8:22p

IrishEyes.com editor Dave Berk has confirmed what many suspected when Vandalia Butler offensive tackle announced he would be visiting Ohio State this weekend: that he in fact would be switching his pledge from Notre Dame to Ohio State.

Decker committed to Notre Dame in March, and was the subject of much Buckeye conversation when Urban Meyer took over the Buckeye program in November, but he had maintained his allegiance to the Irish despite the Buckeyes' advances. When it was announced that two Notre Dame coaches, Tim Hinton and Ed Warriner, would be joining Meyer's staff in Columbus, the tea leaves began to have a different feel to them, and today Decker made it official.

Decker becomes the 20th member of the 2012 Ohio State recruiting class and the first offensive tackle to make the call for Ohio State. He's ranked as nation's 14th best offensive tackle on Scout.com

Don't be surprised if this is the first of a few bits of good news for Urban and the Buckeye recruiting effort.

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