McMillan Picks Ohio State

Ohio State picked up a huge verbal commitment Monday afternoon when four-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan chose the Buckeyes. The Georgia native joins a group of highly rated linebackers that will help solidify what had been a position of little depth for the Buckeyes in 2013.

Ohio State's 2014 class got good news Monday afternoon when four-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan gave the Buckeyes his verbal commitment in front of a national television audience.

McMillan becomes the fourth four-star linebacker to join OSU's class, joining three Ohioans in Cleveland St. Ignatius' Kyle Berger, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary's Dante Booker and Cincinnati Moeller's Sam Hubbard.

But McMillan is the first middle linebacker to commit to the Buckeyes in the class, and he carries sterling credentials, including the No. 5 ranking at his position and No. 53 ranking in the nation regardless of position.

He is the eighth top 100 player to commit to OSU in the class, tying the Buckeyes with Alabama for most in the nation, and boosts what previously had been the No. 8 class in the country to 18 members.

The Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty County star and Under Armour All-American had 152 tackles on defense and nine touchdowns at running back this year and brings strong hitting ability to the table at 6-2, 230 pounds.

"He is a big kid with a great frame and he is very strong," Scout analyst Chad Simmons said. "He is a good striker at linebacker and he can bring that thump when he makes a play. His biggest strength is attacking the ball downhill. He can still improve on his play side to side and his ability to drop back into pass coverage. He is a perfect inside backer that attacks."

He picked the Buckeyes over Alabama, Auburn and Clemson, three other teams in the national championship hunt throughout the season just like the Buckeyes.

Stay tuned to for more on McMillan's pledge.

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