Gardner Makes Sixteen

By 11W Staff on July 28, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Friday Night Lights is already paying off.

Today, Ohio State accepted a commitment from Timothy Gardner, a 6-5, 320-pound guard from Lawrence Central in Indianapolis.

You may remember Gardner as the recruit that committed to Ohio State via Twitter in late June causing recruitniks to scramble before Gardner eventually deleted the tweet after it was determined that he really didn't have an offer on the table.

It's believed the staff wanted to see Gardner work to lose a little weight and he did just that, slimming down from 340 to a 320-pound appearance at FNL last night in the Shoe. While there, he worked with Orlando Pace and LeCharles Bentley, among other Buckeye greats, and performed well enough to secure a spot in the 2013 class.

Gardner joins Centerville's Evan Lisle as the second, and possibly final, offensive lineman to commit to Ohio State as a part of this class.

He held offers from Toledo, Indiana, Purdue and Notre Dame.


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