Shugarts Announcement: Photo Gallery

Klein, Texas -- In a commitment ceremony that would make Buckeye fans proud, Top Texas offensive lineman J.B. Shugarts announced his decision to attend The Ohio State University in front of a gathering of friends, teammates, family, and local media.

J.B. Shugarts is one of the most highly sought after prospects in the entire country, but judging by the decor at his press conference it might not have been what you would expect for such a high profile athlete. There were not any hats assembled on the table. There were simply no media games to be played by the 6-foot-8, 300-pound lineman.

After thanking those in the community for their support of his career, Shugarts, who was decked out in a black suit and scarlet tie, simply ended the recruiting process by announcing his desire to attend Ohio State and play for Jim Tressel and the Buckeyes.

Below is a collection of images taken by Alan Zepeda of, who attended the press conference.

Shugarts poses with a few of his Klein High School teammates>

Shugarts explains his decision to the media.

Klein head coach Stan Labay and Shugarts.

Shugarts is flanked by his mother and father (Bret) and two young brothers.

Shugarts reads his speech.

Klein junior defensive end John Youboty, the younger brother of former Ohio State Buckeye Ashton Youboty.

**Photo's by Alan Zepeda of**

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