Drew Thurman (6:40 pm)
After a crazy weekend where Duron Carter, Justin Green, and Carlos Hyde commited, Monday did not disappoint. The Buckeyes received two more commitments today, bumping the total up to 22 commitments.
The first came from Bradley McDougald, a defensive back from Dublin, Ohio. The commitment from McDougald seemed imminent for several weeks now. McDougald held a ton of offers from schools like Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Even though he played both running back and defensive back at Dublin Scioto, its look as if he will play in the secondary for the Buckeyes. That gives the Buckeyes 5 defensive back commitments in the 2009 class. Like all of the rest, McDougald has a ton of speed. This seems to be a major focus of the staff for the 2009 class. On top of that though, McDougald is a run-stopper and a hitting machine. On film he looks great coming up, shedding blocks, and stuffing the run. He is a very solid commitment for the Buckeyes.
The Bucks also got a commitment from Corey Brown today. Brown (6-2 180) plays both ways at Gateway High School in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, but will likely play wideout for the Buckeyes. Brown was a huge commitment to get and he held offers from Tennessee, Penn State, Oklahoma, Michigan, and more. I am blown away that this commitment also came today. Brown has a ton of potential, and joins Chris Fields and Duron Carter at wideout in 2009. He also joins his teammate Dorian Bell (LB) who committed early this spring. I am sure most of you are as fired up as me to see Brown commit today.
So, with these two men joining the bandwagon today the Buckeyes have 22 commitments. This 2009 class has been unbelievable so far, and it shows how hard Tressel and the staff have been working. One has to wonder how this class will actually finish up. Guys like Newsome, Hall, Berry, Watt, McGee, and Banks are sure to get a lot of talk over the next several weeks. The only thing to be down about right now as a Buckeye fan is the fact that we do not have 35 scholarships to give away. If we did, who knows how amazing this class could be!