OSU Instant Impact: Dylan Thompson

Another of the members of the Ohio State 2014 recruiting class has faxed his letter of intent to the Buckeye coaching staff. Dylan Thompson is officially a Buckeye.

Dylan Thompson

SCHOOL: Lombard (ILL) Montini Catholic

SIZE: 6-foot-5, 265-pounds

POSITION: Defensive end


POSITION RANKING: Number-39 defensive end

SCOUTING REPORT: High intensity, high motor player who works very hard and never quits on a play. Good in pursuit, shows good closing and straight line speed. Good size and strength, but can play high at times and needs to continue to work on using his hands. Likely projects as a five-tech, although a full move to tackle is not out of the question. Safe pick because he will give it all he's got and work his way onto the field. -- Allen Trieu

WHY Ohio State: "I can't wait to enter that stadium as a player," Thompson said. "My parents loved everything about it also. They feel very comfortable with leaving me in their hands."

Plus, Thompson is pretty excited to be able to commit to play Big Ten football.

"It has always been my dream to play college football, but in the Big Ten and for Coach Meyer and Coach Vrabel, never could have dreamed this big," Thompson said.

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