Washington Adds To Buckeye Class

Ohio State waited quite some time for the chance to find out whether Cincinnati Taft's Adolphus Washington will be a part of its 2012 class. Tuesday morning the Buckeyes coaching staff learned it was worth the wait as the state's top-rated player picked Ohio State.

The wait is over. The Buckeyes have their man.

Defensive end Adolphus Washington, the top-ranked player in the state according to Scout, chose the school this morning in a ceremony held at his high school, Cincinnati Taft.

Washington (6-6, 240) is the third-ranked defensive end in the country and the No. 15 overall player in the country. He is up for the prestigious U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, and had previously said his college choices were narrowed to OSU, Michigan State, Kentucky, Michigan, Miami, Oregon and Alabama.

He adds depth to a much-needed position at Ohio State, which has been weak in the pass-rushing department this year after an injury to Nathan Williams.

Washington's high school teammate, highly touted wideout Dwayne Stanford, also chose this morning, picking Oregon just days after returning from a visit to Eugene. Stanford (6-4, 195) is a three-star prospect.

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