The good times continue to roll this week for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Just a day after the Bucks secured the services of ATH Darron Lee, one of the nation's top defensive tackles in Pendleton (SC) Michael Hill gave his verbal pledge to Urban Meyer.
The 6-2/315 Hill is a consensus four star prospect across all recruiting services and is ranked as the fifth best at his position by Rivals, twelfth best by 247 Sports, fourteenth best by Scout, and seventeenth best by ESPN/Scout's Inc. He held offers from LSU, Clemson, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, and many others before committing to Ohio State.
The Buckeyes found themselves in a fortunate situation with the mammoth lineman, as he grew up rooting for the program despite growing up in South Carolina. He followed through on his childhood fandom by making a visit with his father to Columbus a few weeks ago. He made a couple of other visits following his trip to OSU and was supposed to narrow his list down to a top three, but decided he found a home and committed to Ohio State earlier today.
In Hill the Buckeyes get an outstanding defensive lineman who has the ability to come in and step right into the role Jonathan Hankins will hold this year on the defense, something very few, if any of the current players or other verbal pledges have the capability to do. This is a huge pull for Urban Meyer as he continues his quest to compile the best recruiting class for 2013 on the national level.