Urban Meyer Lands Top Recruit for 2017 Class
Ohio State garners one of the top recruiting classes in the nation on an annual basis. This is the impetus for the team consistently contending for the national title. The current recruiting class was no exception. It got even better today when Baron Browning, one of the top high school linebackers in the country, committed to the Buckeyes.
The Senior from Kennedale, TX was recruited by some of the top programs in the nation, including Alabama. He is 6-foot-3 and weighs 230. He is the ideal size to play linebacker in Meyer's system. He also possesses blazing speed off of the edge.
Browning is the sole linebacker in OSU's 2017 class. Antjuan Simmons committed to the school but later rescinded. OSU has 16 total scholarship players coming in next season.
Right now, Alabama has the top class, but Ohio State is close on their heels with this latest signing. Browning is the number 2 rated outside linebacker in the country. He is the 3rd ranked player overall in Texas, the most competitive state in the nation. Browning is a 5-star recruit.
He is fast enough to play outside for the Buckeyes, but his size makes him fit at middle linebacker as well. It remains to be seen how he will be used in OSU's staunch defensive system. Browning will be following in the footsteps of some great LBs in the program's history.
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