The 12th Man: Tyrone Williams Verbally Commits to the Ohio State 2010 Class

HD Handshoe - IAugust 30, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 05:  Head coach Jim Tressel of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Game against the Texas Longhorns on January 5, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.   The Longhorns defeated the Buckeyes 24-21.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Tyrone Williams, a 6'7'', 215-pound four-star wide receiver from Shaw High School in East Cleveland, made an verbal commitment to Ohio State on Saturday, becoming the 12th member of the 2010 Buckeye recruiting class.

Williams is big, strong, fast, and he's still growing.

If you haven't heard of or seen him before, you need to go here and watch his highlight video!

He has grown almost two inches and put on more than 15 pounds since the start of last season.

I grew two inches after high school and if Williams does the same, he would be 6'9''.

He is probably the tallest wide-out OSU has ever recruited. There may have had a few TE's over the years who were as tall, but Shaw coach Rodney Brown said Ohio State coaches promised not to make Williams a tight end.

As far as his rank as a WR nationally, he is ranked in the top 45 by both Scout and Rivals and he should climb higher after this, his senior season.

He would very likely be ranked higher right now, except for the fact that he had a serious ACL injury and surgery last year.

Still, Williams held offers from Akron, Cincinnati, Kansas, Michigan State and West Virginia, but once he stepped foot into Ohio Stadium, the deal was done.

As for his thoughts on his future quarterback and teammate Terrelle Pryor, Williams said, "He's the best quarterback I've ever seen in college and he's really fast, too. I'm looking forward to catching balls from him."

He's fine now and healthy and Buckeye Nation is and should be excited to have this young man in Scarlet and Gray starting next season.

2009 should be a great season but just imagine 2010 for a second: Pryor, Posey, Washington, Carter, Williams, Thomas, Jackson, Stoneburner, Louis, Herron, Saine, Berry, Hall, Smith,...

That's a lot of names and future stars playing for OSU in 2010, and what's amazing is I could keep going since I didn't even mention any O-linemen or defensive players.


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