June 30, 2010

Vannett ends the process

Westerville (Ohio) Central high school tight end Nick Vannett did not start off as a national recruit but shortly after Ohio State offered the 6-foot-6, 230-pounder that all changed. On Saturday evening the recruiting saga all came full circle as the Buckeyes secured the commitment of the local four star prospect to see their class rise to 16 members.

Vannett had taken his list down to a final four and selected Ohio State over the likes of Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin. The Rivals250 tight end is ranked No. 7 in the state of Ohio by Rivals.com and is the second (and likely final) tight end in the class of 2011.

The newest Buckeye camped at Ohio State on Saturday morning to show the coaches and several of his future teammates the high level that he can play at. While the camp setting may have been a little bit crowded for many Vannett gave it his all despite having his offer in hand long ago.

Statistically Vannett didn't put up out of this world numbers as a junior only catching 20 balls for 240 yards and two touchdowns but watching his tape will show you what college recruiters were all excited over when it came to the central Ohio star.

Ohio State's recruiting class is shaping up and the Buckeyes could pick up another in-state recruit on Friday when defensive back Ron Tanner make his decision public. Vannett plays at the same high school that produced current Ohio State kicker/punter Ben Buchanan.

We will catch up with Vannett over the weekend to hear directly from him why the Buckeyes were the right choice and why he decided to end the process now.

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