Signing Day Impact: Frank Epitropoulos

With his father and an uncle having previously played for Ohio State, it was no surprise when Upper Arlington wide receiver Frank Epitropoulos decided to play his college football for the Buckeyes. He committed to Ohio State last spring, and is now set to begin his Buckeye career.

Seeing Frank Epitropoulos commit to Ohio State last spring was certainly no surprise. After all, having both his father and an uncle as former Ohio State players, made his choice inevitable.

Epitropoulos, 6-foot-3, 195-pounds, will find a crowded depth chart at wide receiver when he arrives, and he could be a redshirt candidate next season.

BREAKDOWN:

Epitropoulos has the size college coaches are looking for in a wide receiver, and he has more than enough speed and athletic ability to get open. He has great hands and the ability to make plays with the ball in the air.

He will need to get stronger to compete at this level, but Epitropoulos could also be a factor at safety or as a punter.

EPITROPOULOS ON CHOOSING OHIO STATE:

"I did commit to Ohio State today (Monday)," Epitropoulos stated. "I chose Ohio State because I believe that is the best football program in the country, and one with a great coaching staff. I really feel like I can help them at wide receiver and occasionally punting."

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound, athlete announced he has no intention of looking at other schools in the wake of Tressel's sudden departure.

"This has no affect on my recruitment whatsoever," Epitropoulos stated. "I'm sorry for Coach Tressel, but I remain committed. I have not spoken to any of the Ohio State coaches yet."


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