Signing Day Impact: Billy Price

It's National Signing Day in America, and recruits are faxing their letters of intent to their schools of choice across the country. Who is in the fold at Ohio State for the class of 2013?

Billy Price was the third commit to Ohio State's 2013 recruiting class, and the 6-foot-3, 290-pound, linemen could play on either side of the football for the Buckeyes. Price's commitment was not unexpected, and he joined future teammates Cameron Burrows and Jalin Marshall as early commitments to Ohio State.

Price will start out at defensive tackle, and with all four defensive line spots open at Ohio State, there will be an opportunity for early playing time. Price will have several more experienced players ahead of him on the depth chart, but he will get his shot to prove himself.

BREAKDOWN: After seeing Billy Price play in person early in his junior season, it was obvious he was going to be a big-time recruit. From a physical standpoint, Price has everything needed to be a success on either side of the football, although his skill set could be best served on the offensive side of the football. He has a Big Ten body, and the footspeed to play at the next level. Price will start out on the defensive line for assistant coach Mike Vrabel, and will get a chance to take one of the spots vacated by the departures of both Johnathan Hankins and Garrett Goebel, and he compares favorably to the latter. If he doesn't crack the two-deep, a redshirt year will not be a bad thing for Price. - Bill Greene

Price is a throwback. He's a tough, rugged kid who plays hard and with a mean streak. There is some thought that he may be looked at as an offensive lineman. He was outstanding as a defensive lineman through his career though. He may not have super measureables, but he has a lot of intangibles.- Allen Trieu

PRICE ON CHOOSING OHIO STATE: Price took an unofficial visit to Ohio State on Feb. 11 and was the only prospect in Columbus for a trip. Meyer had a junior day the follow day where he invited multiple top prospects to Ohio State.

It was during that visit where Price just felt right about ending his recruitment.

"The visit was very informative and I got a lot of questions I had answered on things that I needed to know and I called Coach Meyer (Feb. 13)," Price said. "He was very happy and he told me I made his day. He was super excited and he was very proud and wants me to keep working. You can't stop working at Ohio State and I look forward to playing in that environment."

"It is very relaxing and stress-free right now because I am going to go into my senior season knowing I am going to be a Buckeye," he said.

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