Buckeyes Land Four-Star Safety

Ohio State landed its third commitment this week with Friday's announcement that four-star safety Ron Tanner has pledged to the Buckeyes. Earlier, Ohio State accepted commitments from Josh Perry and Nick Vannett. Tanner is the 17th commitment to the Ohio State 2011 recruiting class. BuckeyeSports.com is on hand for the Tanner announcement and will update this story later today.

Ohio State picked up verbal commitment No. 3 this week when Columbus Eastmoor Academy safety prospect Ron Tanner picked the Buckeyes at a press conference at his high school.

A four-star prospect, Tanner is rated the No. 7 safety in the nation by Scout.com. As a junior, he recorded 83 tackles and seven interceptions on defense and doubled as a quarterback, where he threw for more than 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Tanner is the third defensive back to commit to the Buckeyes in this class, joining Plantation, Fla., safety Jeremy Cash and Toledo Rogers cornerback DerJuan Gambrell.

BuckeyeSports.com is on hand for Tanner's announcement and will have more coverage this afternoon.

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