"Elite 15" React to Addition of Robert Landers

By Mike Rockstedt on December 16, 2014 at 8:26 pm
Landers is looking forward to being a Buckeye.

The Buckeyes got a huge commitment tonight from Huber Heights defensive tackle Robert Landers. While many people believed he would flip to Ohio State after receiving an offer just four days ago, he decided to take a visit this weekend. He flipped to Ohio State tonight and the Elite 15 couldn't be happier about it.

"I saw him play against us in the State Championship game," class of 2015 wide receiver commit, Alex Stump, told Eleven Warriors. "He dominated the game. He was one of the best defensive linemen we played all year. I am excited for this class!"

Landers is ranked as the 50th best defensive tackle in the 2015 class according to the 247sports composite rankings. He had a dominating performance in the state playoffs, which really gave the Buckeyes no choice, but to offer. One of Ohio's best for 2015 and fellow 2015 Buckeye commit, Justin Hilliard, was excited to add another piece to the class.

"Another member of the family," Hilliard said. "He was definitely all Buckeye. It didn't take long for him to accept the offer."I have never played against him, but I heard that he is a baller."

The class might be known as the "flipping" class to most as Landers was another flip for Urban Meyer. This gives Urban Meyer eight for the class, counting those that were once committed to another school, then decommitted to choose Ohio State. American Heritage quarterback and Ohio State commit, Torrance Gibson, had a lot of good to say about Landers.

"He is BIG and NASTY!" Gibson told Eleven Warriors. "I love HIM!!! He is a great football player and I want to welcome him to the Buckeye family! O-H."

We will update accordingly as we get more reactions from other members of the "Elite 15."

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