Four-Star Linebacker Tuf Borland Commits to Ohio State

By Michael Citro on April 17, 2015 at 8:25 pm
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In a big surprise today, Ohio State got a new linebacker.

Bolingbrook, Ill., four-star linebacker Tuf Borland became the No. 10 commit in Ohio State's class of 2016 in less than 140 characters.

Borland visited Ohio State Monday for the third time since November and today he made his decision.

The 6-foot-2, 255-pound Wisconsin legacy surprised most of the recruiting world with the announcement that he has chosen to play football for Urban Meyer instead of Paul Chryst (his crystal ball rating was 100% for Wisconsin). Chris Ash and Luke Fickell must have done some job in convincing Borland, as he turned down the school where his father, Kyle, played. His uncle Brian is the defensive coordinator at Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Borland's offer list includes most of the Big Ten. Aside from the Badgers, Borland also holds offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, and Purdue.

He doesn't tweet often, but when he does, Borland prefers to tweet about Ohio State.

We'll have more on this surprising decision soon.

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