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Ohio State Has Seven Early Enrollees

by Matt Natali
Jan 14, 2014 9:44 AM EST



The Buckeyes have seven players from the 2014 recruiting class enrolled on campus already for the spring semester (Ohio State has 21 commitments for this class so far).

Head coach Urban Meyer Tweeted on Sunday:

"I would like to welcome the newest members of the Buckeye family - Raekwon McMillan, Johnnie Dixon, Curtis Samuel, Marcelys Jones..." and added, "Stephen Collier, Kyle Trout, and Sean Nuernberger."

I think Meyer is still getting to this whole Twitter/140-character limit thing. He has 48 Tweets since joining the social network last August (Meyer Takes To Twitter).

Here's the skinny:

LB Raekwon McMillan (Liberty County (Hinesville, GA)) - Five-star prospect according to the 247sports.com composite and considered the top linebacker prospect in the country. He was an Under Armour All-American and could make an instant impact on Ohio State's weak(ened) linebacking corps.

WR Johnnie Dixon (Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)) - A four-star prospect who participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Also considered Alabama and Miami (FL).

ATH Curtis Samuel (Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, NY)) - Another four-star prospect who was also a U.S. Army All-American selection. Likely to play wide receiver at Ohio State.

OG Marcelys Jones (Glenville (Cleveland, OH)) - The pipleline from Glenville to Ohio State is stronger than ever with three 2014 prospects committed to Ohio State. Jones is a three-star prospect and was also a U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection. He could make a bid for the the offensive line next season considering OSU loses four seniors on the upfront (may have to lose some weight).

QB Stephen Collier (Lee County (Leesburg, GA)) - Herman is a three-star, dual-threat quarterback standing in at 6-3, 210-pounds. He provides a style of quarterback play that Meyer is accustomed to and likes in his offensive system.

OT Kyle Trout (Lancaster (Lancaster, OH)) - Yet Another four-star prospect who could also have an instant impact upfront for the Buckeyes .

K Sean Nuernberger (Oldham County (Buckner, KY)) - With Buckeyes kicker Drew Basil graduating, three-star prospect Nuernberger could see the field right away at Ohio State and make an instant impact.

Ohio State has 14 more verbal commitments from players expected to sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI) on Signing Day, February 5. The Buckeyes could add 2-3 more players before the class is finalized.

According to the 247sports.com composite, Ohio State has the No. 2 recruiting class in the country behind Alabama heading into the last three weeks of recruiting for this class.