Ohio State Football Recruiting: Freshmen Sure to Start for Buckeyes in 2013

Jeremy FuchsCorrespondent IIIJanuary 9, 2013

Cameron Burrows. 247sports.com
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Despite sanctions that kept them from postseason play, the Ohio State Buckeyes had a tremendous season, finishing No. 3 overall in the country.

Because of this, tons of star recruits are lining up to play for the Buckeyes. According to 247sports.com, the Buckeyes hauled in the best recruiting class in the country. 

Coach Urban Meyer will have his hands full trying to decide which of these talented freshman to redshirt, which ones will play on special teams and which ones will make a significant impact.

We'll make that decision a bit easier for Meyer, and tell you which of these stud freshmen will be sure to start in 2013. 


Cameron Burrows

Cameron Burrows is the sixth-best cornerback recruit in the nation, and he'll use those skills to start early for the Buckeyes.

Already enrolled at the school, the Under Armour All-American is an athletic, rangy cover corner who will make an immediate impact on special teams.

As the season goes on, look for Burrows to see time in nickel sets, as his talent will be too large for Urban Meyer to ignore.


Eli Apple

The other top cornerback recruit of the class, Apple is no slouch. He's the seventh-best cornerback recruit in the nation and is also enrolled early. 

Like Burrows, Apple has the athleticism and size to play right away. He'll first make his impact on special teams before transitioning into nickel and dime packages.

Apple and Burrows will be starters in Ohio for the next few years, giving Urban Meyer's defense a pair of lockdown corners.


Billy Price

Defensive tackle Billy Price has a game-ready body and will use that to play immediately for Ohio State. At 6'4" 300 pounds, Price can slide in right away for the departed Jonathan Hankins. 

The Buckeyes don't have the greatest depth on the defensive line, so Price, the 13th-best defensive tackle in the nation according to 247sports.com, has a really good chance to step in and make an impact.

An offseason in a college weight room will have him ready and Price will be starting before the season is over.