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Ohio State Football Recruiting: Christopher Worley Adds to Stellar 2013 Class

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Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IJanuary 15, 2013

After making an official visit to Ohio State on Friday, 3-star outside linebacker Christopher Worley committed to the Buckeyes, according to ESPN.

It marks yet another addition to what has been a sterling 2013 recruiting class for Ohio State.

The Buckeyes now have the No. 4 recruiting class in the nation, according to ESPN. That includes 5-star cornerback Eli Apple and 15 4-star recruits.

They also have a strong range of positions, from the secondary to the defensive line to the linebacking unit to the receiving corps.

After notching the No. 6 recruiting class in the country in 2012 (per ESPN), Urban Meyer is at it again headed into his second season with the Buckeyes. As a historic recruiter dating back to his days with Florida, it's not exactly a surprise either.

Meyer's first campaign with the Buckeyes was a success as they went 12-0 (8-0 Big Ten), capped off by a 26-21 victory over bitter rival Michigan to end the regular season. Although Ohio State was under a postseason ban in 2012, the progress made by the team should serve it well heading into 2013 as the ban is lifted.

Don't expect 2013 to be another walk in the park, though. Ohio State has lost two of its starting linebackers, as well as leaders John Simon and Zach Boren, and some players will have to pick up the slack.

Of course, the Buckeyes still have electric dual-threat quarterback Braxton Miller, who ranked third among quarterbacks in rushing yards last season, as well as 25th in yards per pass attempt (via CFBStats.com).

Ohio State also has running backs Carlos Hyde, Rod Smith and Bri'onte Dunn, not to mention 4-star recruit Ezekiel Elliott. 

Add a strong receiving corps complete with Philly Brown, Devin Smith and 4-star recruit Jalin Marshall and a defense that still has the formidable Ryan Shazier and there is a lot to be hopeful for in Columbus.

Meyer is patching up any holes on Ohio State's roster, and don't be surprised if he makes some more waves before the recruiting process is over in 2013.

 

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