Neal Becomes Latest OSU Commit

The Ohio State football program got yet another commitment after a successful recruiting weekend surrounding the team's spring game. That commitment came in the former of Wilson (N.C.) Hunt defensive end/linebacker Lewis Neal. More inside.

The positive after-affects of a successful recruiting weekend continued to come to fruition for Urban Meyer and the rest of the Ohio State football staff when they garnered a verbal commitment from Wilson (N.C.) Hunt defensive end/linebacker Lewis Neal.

Neal, a 6-2, 211-pound prospect, chose Ohio State over other programs that offered such as Clemson, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and others.

It's the second player in as many years to chose Ohio State from the North Carolina area, presumably because of the connections co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers has to that area of the country. The Buckeyes landed linebacker Jamal Marcus of Durham (N.C.) Hillside in the 2012 class.

The Buckeyes were after Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney linebacker Courtney Love, but he recently selected Nebraska. Neal could be viewed as the replacement that helps Ohio State at his position.

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