Pendleton, S.C., head coach Paul Sutherland confirmed with BuckeyeSports.com that defensive tackle Michael Hill has committed to Ohio State this afternoon.
Hill is a four-star member of the class of 2013, the top recruit from the state of South Carolina in the class and the No. 14 defensive tackle in the country. He is also rated No. 134 player in the country regardless of position.
“That’s the world of ESPN – they’ve always been his favorite team to watch on TV since the time he was a 300-pound eighth grader," Sutherland told BSB. "With Coach (Urban Meyer) coming in, that just validated that.”
At 6-2, 315 pounds, Hill figures to be a solid middle-of-the-line guy for Ohio State for years to come. He joins fellow tackle Billy Price of Youngstown (Ohio) Fitch in the class, which also features five-star defensive end Joey Bosa (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Elyria, Ohio, end Tracy Sprinkle.
Meyer was pleased when Sutherland informed him of the committment, responding, "Hot dog, we got an SEC defensive lineman in the Big Ten."
Ohio State has also pulled in strong defensive line classes in 2011 and '12. Hill is the 14th OSU commitment in the class, which features verbals from seven states.
Stay tuned to BuckeyeSports.com for more as this story develops.