Now, three of those appear to be spoken for.
Sources have confirmed to BuckeyeSports.com that Cincinnati Anderson offensive lineman Andrew Norwell is the third junior to commit to Ohio State and Tressel. He joins Youngstown (Ohio) Boardman linebacker J.T. Moore and Youngstown Ursuline defensive end Jamel Turner.
Norwell, the brother of former Illinois defensive lineman Chris Norwell, is rated as a five-star prospect for his class.
The 6-6, 255-pounder was a first-team All-Ohio Division II selection last season while leading Anderson to the state championship game where it lost a heartbreaker to Sylvania Southview. The year before, Anderson won the Division II crown.
Norwell previously had told BuckeyeSports.com that he favored Ohio State. He had visited the school for the spring game last April as well as for the Youngstown State game in August.
"I liked it, going up there. It's a cool stadium and the fans are great," he said in December. "It means I've accomplished a lot to get an offer from there. All my hard work paid off."