January 31, 2010

Tanner gets a very big offer

The recruiting class of 2010 is in its final days before the "verbal pledges" become "signed prospects" but just as the class of 2010 winds down things are heating up quickly for the class of 2011. Ohio State already has a pair of commits with Kenny Hayes and Steve Miller in hand but on Sunday the Buckeyes offered Columbus (Ohio) Eastmoor Academy safety Ron Tanner before the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder made it on campus to take in an Ohio State men's basketball game.

"I found out about it before I got to the game," Tanner said on Sunday evening. "I am pretty excited about it. I knew that Ohio State was interested in me but I didn't expect to get offered today."

College offers are not a new thing for Tanner, the talented defensive back for the class of 2011 already has offers from heavy hitters like Michigan, Michigan State, Pittsburgh and WVU to name a few. But there is always something to be said about receiving an offer from Ohio State when you are a Central Ohio product.

"Yes it is special," Tanner added. "It has been my favorite school since I was little but I have to make sure that I keep my eyes open and make sure that I go to the school that is the best fit for me."

Tanner has a good mixture of speed to go with his size and also possesses a unique combination of athleticism to go along with being a star in the classroom. Tanner already has a 21 on the ACT to go along with a 3.7 GPA to date. Tanner would like to see his impact be at safety but he also knows that wherever he goes that he can make strides in other roles as well with a team.

"Everyone is recruiting me as a safety but I also know that I can play special teams if they need me to as well," Tanner said.

It is hard to believe that there is still more than a year to go for the rising seniors to make a decision on the dotted line and because of that Tanner doesn't want to get into too big of a hurry when it comes down to making a college pledge.

"It would be great to decide before my senior season and get it out of the way and not have to worry about it," Tanner said. "But I just want to think it through as well."

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