Ohio State Football: 4-Star Defensive Tackle Donovan Munger Commits to OSU

David Regimbal@davidreg412Featured ColumnistDecember 9, 2012

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 28:  Urban Meyer speaks to the media after being introduced as the new head coach of Ohio State football on November 28, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Urban Meyer's big weekend just got bigger.

Just two days after securing a commitment from former Michigan pledge Gareon Conley—a 4-star cornerback from Massillon, Ohio—the Buckeyes received more good news when Donovan Munger gave his verbal commitment to the Buckeyes.

Urban Meyer continues his hot hand as lineman Donovan Munger of Shaker Heights becomes 19th member of the '13 class. 11w.rs/WVd9WP

— Eleven Warriors (@11W) December 9, 2012

Munger is a 4-star defensive tackle from Shaker Heights, Ohio. The 280-pound defensive lineman chose Ohio State over Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, West Virginia and a host of other schools.

Recruited mainly as a defensive tackle, Munger could switch over to offense and play guard if things get too crowded along the defensive line. Munger became the fifth defensive lineman to commit to Ohio State this year, joining Billy Price, Tracy Sprinkle, Michael Hill and Joey Bosa

This crop of defensive linemen follows the stellar group Meyer brought in last year that included 4-star defensive end Se'Von Pittman, 4-star defensive tackle Tommy Schutt, 4-star defensive end Adolphus Washington and 5-star defensive end Noah Spence.  

Bringing in nine defensive linemen over a two-year period only speaks to the importance Meyer places on winning football in the trenches. 

You can watch highlights from Munger's junior season here:

Munger becomes the 19th commitment in Ohio State's 2013 class. More commitments from some of the top prospects in the country could be on there way as Meyer looks to close out this year's recruiting efforts.

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