Bobek Becomes A Buckeye

Palatine (ILL) Fremd lineman Brian Bobek has become Ohio State's sixth commit of the 2011 recruiting class, and their fourth in the past 24 hours. Bobek, projected as a center, notified the Buckeye coaching staff today of his intention. Bill Greene has the inside scoop on the Bobek decision.

And now there are six Ohio State commitments, for the 2011 class, as Palatine (ILL) Fremd lineman Brian Bobek called the Buckeye coaching staff today with the news.

Bobek's commitment is the fourth in the past 24 hours for Ohio State, following decisions made by Chris Carter, Antonio Underwood and DerJuan Gambrell.

"I wanted you to be the first to know I have committed to Ohio State, " Bobek said of his announcement. "I called (assistant coach) Jim Bollman today and told him I wanted to be a Buckeye. I was driving back yesterday from visits to Michigan and Michigan State, and heard of the two linemen committing. I thought to myself that I better get on the ball here, and get this done."

"The nice thing was that Ohio State had e-mailed me yesterday, telling me of the other two commits, and letting me know it had no effect on me at all," he continued. "In fact, they told me that I was the only center they were offering, and they were prepared to wait until I made my decision before recruiting another one. That made me feel so comfortable with them, and let me know how badly they wanted me."

For Bobek, who had no offers only two months ago, this recruiting process has been a whirlwind experience.

"Ohio State was always the best place for me, but I thought a lot of Purdue and Michigan State," he stated. "I called both of the schools to let them know of my decision, and appreciated them recruiting me. Everything happened so fast, but there's no doubt about my commitment to Ohio State, because I gave them my word."

"I don't know any of the other Ohio State commits, but I plan on meeting them," he stated. "If Coach (Jim) Tressel wants me to help recruit other team members, I would gladly do it. Coach Tressel is in the mountains of West Virginia right now, but we talked after I spoke to Coach Bollman, and he was very excited I made that decision. He never once put any pressure on me at all, and I appreciate that. I will be at Ohio State on April 2nd for spring practice. I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted from my shoulders."

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