Conner Crowell, a three-star linebacker from Walford, Md., became Ohio State's 18th commitment in the class of 2011 on Friday night. He chose the Buckeyes over Penn State and a host of other suitors.
Crowell is the No. 23 middle linebacker in his class and is the first linebacker to give a pledge to OSU in the class.
The 6-1, 219-pounder preps at North Point High School in Waldorf, which is in the southeastern portion of the state.
He is the first player from Maryland to commit to the Buckeyes since Dominic Clarke of Frederick Tusacarora in the class of 2009.
We will have more on the Crowell decision later on tonight.