Signing Day Impact Ejuan Price

It might have been a little shaky, but Ejuan Price has officially become a member of the Ohio State University, and he has faxed his letter of intent. Price flirted with Pittsburgh in the final weekend, but in the end decided to sign with Ohio State.

Pittsburgh Woodland Hills linebacker Ejuan Price has faxed his letter of intent to Ohio State, spurning the hometown Panthers in the end, after visiting Pitt unofficially the final weekend. Price, 6-foot, 235-pounds, projects as either a middle, or strongside linebacker in the Buckeye scheme.

With the departures of Brian Rolle and Ross Homan, Price has more than reasonable shot at finding his way onto the field next season, and will be battling the likes of Storm Klein, Jordan Whiting, and others for a spot in the two-deep.

The four-star linebacker has an excellent film to his credit, and would also seem to be a perfect special team player at Ohio State. It's hard to see Price as a red-shirt candidate in 2011, but that could certainly happen, to give him time to learn the system.


Price is a downhill running, seek-and-destroy linebacker, who's strength right now is playing forward, getting to the ballcarrier in a hurry. Will need to learn pass coverage, and will be called upon to play in space more than he has been used to, but this is one physical football player.

"The only chink in Price's game may be his size at right around 5-11/6-0 tall. Price is a devastating tackler who has a very quick first step and closes fast on the ball carrier. He sheds blocks and plays well in traffic. Price moves well laterally tracking down ball carriers sideline to sideline. Shows above average cover skills in the hook/curl zone," Bob Lichtenfels/

Price on his decision:

With the commitment of Pittsburgh Woodland Hills linebacker Ejuan Price, the 2011 Ohio State recruiting class now numbers 21. Price, 6-foot, 235-pounds, was recently elevated to four-star status on

Why did Price choose Ohio State over Iowa and Rutgers, and how does he see himself fitting in with the Buckeye defense?

"I committed to Ohio State," Price stated Monday evening. "I liked everything about Ohio State, and I was impressed with each visit. It just seemed like the right place for me, from scheme to distance from home, really everything was perfect for me."

"They're recruiting me to play middle linebacker," he explained. "I like Coach (Luke) Fickell a lot, and he was my main recruiter, and will be my position coach. We have a great relationship."

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