Bogard, 6-foot-1, 190-pounds, is going to find a crowded depth chart at Ohio State when he reports, but he might be talented enough to see the field next season.
If Najee Murray wasn't the hardest hitter in Ohio high school football last season, Devan Bogard was. Board could struggle early learning pass coverage, but he will be physically ready to play at this level from Day-One.
"A big hitter that isn't afraid to throw his body around, Bogard also shows good closing speed and overall physicality. That said, he must get bigger and stronger. He shows good ability in coverage, although he hasn't necessarily been a playmaker when the ball is in the air." - Allen Trieu.
BOGARD ON CHOOSING OHIO STATE:
When pressed on why Ohio State was the best choice for him, Bogard responded with a simple two-word reply.
"It's family," he answered. "That's all I can say, and it just feels so good to be a part of it. Coach Fickell was so excited for me and that makes me feel good. I'm not worried about the NCAA stuff at all, and it doesn't matter to me at all."
"My head coach, Ted Ginn, was very happy for me and that meant a lot to me too," he added. "This is my home, and it just hit me today when I was down there. I thought about it the whole way home, and made up my mind it was the right thing to do."