March 16, 2010

Bucks nab third offensive lineman of 2011 class

The hits keep coming for the Ohio State Buckeyes when it comes to the class of 2011. Jim Tressel's staff picked up its fourth commitment in two days and its third offensive lineman with the commitment of Palatine (Ill.) offensive center Brian Bobek.

The 6-foot-2, 278-pounder is the son of an Iowa Hawkeye legacy but fell in love with the Buckeyes after making a trip early in the process. Ohio State was the first big name school to offer Brian in the process and despite drawing interest from other Big Ten teams Bobek decided to make it official on Tuesday evening.

Bobek is the first out-of-state commitment in this class with the previous five all coming from within the state of Ohio. Bobek mentioned in a previous interview that he and his family got along terrifically with coach Tressel and the rest of the staff and shared many of the same values.

The newest Buckeye is a beast in the weight room with a 430-pound max on the bench and 530-pounds on the squat. He also has good quickness for a player of his size and will give the staff another talented center to put into the rotation for years to come.

Joining Brian in the offensive line class for 2011 is Cleveland (Ohio) product Chris Carter and Shaker Heights (Ohio) lineman Antonio Underwood.

We will have more from Brian later this evening about why he picked the Buckeyes and why now was the right time for him.

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