Here is the current scholarship count following NSD. 58 returning players and 24 signed letters of intent. Johnny Townsend is still in the queue.
As you can see, if the Buckeyes do indeed add Townsend to this count, it would mean that one of the players below would not be on the roster come the start of fall camp.
We are not in the business of mentioning potential names, as that is not right to the players, but I'm sure by taking a look below you can probably take a good guess at who some of those players would be.
The 2013 recruiting class is one of the best in program history and this roster is looking stacked on paper. Of course, young player will need to step up and veterans will need to do their jobs for this team to click on all cylinders, but I think OSU has the coach to make that happen.
QB (4)- Miller, Guiton, Jones, Barrett
RB (6)- Hyde, Hall, Smith, Dunn, Ball, Elliott
WR (10)- Brown, Spencer, D. Smith, Thomas, Fields, Epitropolous, Marshall, Clark, C. Smith, D. Wilson
TE (4)- Heuerman, Vannett, Thomas, Baugh
OL (14)- Mewhort, Norwell, Linsley, Hall, Decker, Dodson, Underwood, Boren, Farris, Baldwin, Lisle, Elflein, Gardner, Brown
LEO (3)- Spence, Miller, Moore
DT (8)- Schutt, Bennett, Hale, Carter, Pittman, Hill, Price, Munger
SSE (3)- Washington, Bosa, Sprinkle
LB (11)- Shazier, Grant (keeping at LB for now), Perry, Williams, Perkins, Roberts, Marcus, Mitchell, Johnson, Lewis, Worley
CB (8)- Roby, Grant, Griffin, Reeves, Murray, Apple, Burrows, Conley
S (9)- Barnett, Bryant, Brown, Bogard, Tanner, Powell, Thompson, Lee, Bell
K (1)- Basil
LS (1)- Haynes