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QB Joe Burrow commits to Ohio State

By Dan Kadar Published: May 27, 2014

Ohio State has landed a quarterback for the class of 2015. Joe Burrow from The Plains in Ohio State announced on Twitter today that he was committing to Ohio State.

Burrow is rated as a three-star prospect in the 247 Sports composite rankings. The site lists him as the 334th best player in the nation and 10th best dual-threat quarterback.

The site lists Burrow as being 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds.

Gatorade named Burrow the Ohio Player of the Year last season. In 2013, he completed 218 of 306 pass attempts for 3,732 yards and 47 touchdowns. He also ran the ball 111 times for 589 yards and nine more scores.

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Buckeyes defensive end Jamal Marcus transferring

By Dan Kadar Published: May 27, 2014

Junior defensive end Jamal Marcus is transferring from Ohio State, several news outlets have reported this week.

Marcus started for end Noah Spence in last year's Orange Bowl and posted six tackles and a pass defended.

The departure of Marcus could mean that Canton McKinley's Steve Miller, a senior, could start the first two games of the season while Spence serves a suspension.

With Marcus gone, the Buckeyes are down to the NCAA required 82 scholarship players. The Buckeyes are still under NCAA sanction, keeping them from filling a full 85 scholarships.

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Ohio State sends 12 to the NFL, but which will have the best success early?

By Dan Kadar Published: May 15, 2014

From linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round to Chris Fields signing as an undrafted free agent, Ohio State sent 12 players to the pros in last week's NFL Draft. 

Some of those former Buckeyes have a good chance of making a quick impact in the NFL. In order, here are the Ohio State players with the best chance for immediate success in the pros:

Linebacker Ryan Shazier
Selected by: Pittsburgh Steelers, No. 15 overall

Shazier should immediately step into Pittsburgh's starting lineup next to Lawrence Timmons at inside linebacker. With his speed and athleticism, Shazier will give the Steelers a versatile playmaker on defense who can line up in multiple positions.

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