Ohio State closed its 2013 football recruiting class strong, finally getting a commitment from Missouri running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Elliott announced at a 5 p.m. press conference he was picking Ohio State over Missouri and faxed his national letter of intent shortly thereafter.
"The atmosphere of Columbus, Ohio," Elliott said about why he chose OSU. "Everyone in Ohio loves football. I'm ready to do great things with Urban Meyer."
After Elliott's commitment, Meyer told the media he was never worried about the running back flipping his commitment to Missouri.
For John Burroughs High School, Elliott amassed 3,061 all-purpose yards and 50 touchdowns as a senior. He averaged 10.6 yards per carry and ran for 2,155 yards. He had 383 receiving yarda and 523 return yards.
Elliott is expected to be the final commitment in the Ohio State class. That pushes the size of the class back up to 24.