The waiting period is over, and Klein has issued a verbal commitment to Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel this afternoon, Bill Greene has learned. A multi-talented prospect who plays offense, defense and special teams for Newark (Ohio) Licking Valley, Klein was offered by the Buckeyes as soon as they were allowed to do so.
As a sophomore, the 6-3, 220-pound Klein rushed for 1,800 yards and 28 touchdowns. He becomes the second member of the Buckeyes' class of 2009, joining his friend Jordan Whiting, a linebacker from Louisville (Ky.) Trinity.
Check back with us later for an updated story complete with quotes from Klein on his decision.