Williams Brings OSU 2010 Class to Dozen

On the last weekend before the start of the 2009 football season, Ohio State picked up a new weapon for 2010 and beyond.

Ohio State picked up the 12th verbal commitment of the class of 2010 when four-star in-state receiver Tyrone Williams made his decision Saturday.

"I have committed to Ohio State," Williams told BuckeyeSports.com. "I spoke to Coach (Jim) Tressel today and told him I wanted to be a Buckeye."

Williams had given some thought to taking visits in the fall, but that plan was scrapped after talking to his family.

"I was going to wait and see some other schools but after talking to my mom I decided to do it today," he said. "My mom and I visited with the coaches a few weeks ago and that was the deciding factor. My mom is glad I'm going to be close to home and she will be able to see me play."

Williams plays wide receiver for East Cleveland Shaw and is being recruited to play that position at Ohio State.

"The coaches didn't mention playing tight end at all," Williams said. "They are recruiting me as a wide receiver only. They liked my ability to go get the football. I can use my size and speed to my advantage. I haven't run a forty in over a year but I was timed at 4.55 before my junior year."

Williams has a game scheduled for September 12th, but he is hoping to visit Ohio State that evening for the USC game.

"We play at noon and my coach and I are planning to drive to Columbus immediately after our game," he said. "I'm looking forward to seeing that game. It will be good to see Marcus Hall, who I've known for a while. I'm just really happy to get this done at this time and I'm glad to be a Buckeye. This is a dream come true for me."

Shaw head coach Rodney Brown first confirmed to BuckeyeSports.com his 6-5, 185-pound receiver had pulled the trigger.

"I'm very happy for Tyrone," Brown said. "He and his family made the decision. They decided not to wait any longer or look at other schools and I'm supportive of his decision."

Scout.com ranks Williams the No. 33 receiver in the country. He also had offers from Cincinnati and West Virginia as well as interest from many other schools.

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