Ohio State Football: Buckeyes Land 4-Star Wide Receiver Noah Brown

David RegimbalFeatured ColumnistSeptember 9, 2013

Photo Courtesy of 247Sports.
Photo Courtesy of 247Sports.

Noah Brown, a 4-star wide receiver out of Sparta, N.J., has verbally committed to Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Brown had offers from schools such as Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Penn State, South Carolina and USC, but he ultimately chose the Buckeyes over Rutgers, according to Sam Hellman of Scout.com.

Noah Brown announces commitment to Ohio State over Rutgers.

— Sam Hellman (@SamHellmanFOX) September 10, 2013

Brown is a 6'2", 212-pound athlete who plays a lot of running back for his high school football team, but he's projecting to move to wide receiver at the collegiate level.

Brown was in Columbus for Ohio State's 42-7 victory over San Diego State, and a day after he got home, he felt comfortable enough to pull the trigger, according to Eleven Warriors.

I had wanted to make my choice before my season started, and the visit to Ohio State this time just reassured me that Ohio State was the place for me, I feel very comfortable with the choice because I am comfortable with the staff as people. The football program is incredible, the 'Skull Session' just showed how much the fans there feel about Ohio State, and overall it's just such an incredible place.

Brown's commitment brings Ohio State's 2014 recruiting class to 18 members.

The Buckeyes now have commitments from five players who can line up at wide receiver, as Brown joins 5-star Curtis Samuel and 4-star prospects Parris Campbell, Terry McLaurin and Malik Hooker.

According to 247Sports, Ohio State's recruiting class currently ranks No. 2 behind top-ranked Alabama.

Brown is a big part of that. The talented athlete dominated during his junior season, rushing for 847 yards and 14 touchdowns to complement 630 receiving yards and six touchdowns.

Meyer and the Buckeyes have loaded up on talented skill players over the past two recruiting cycles. Last February, Meyer signed a class that included 4-star wide receivers Jalin MarshallCorey SmithDontre Wilson and James Clark

With Brown now in the fold, Ohio State is assured to have a stocked depth chart in the coming years.

Watch highlights from Brown's junior season here:


All recruit rankings and stats per 247Sports.com.

David Regimbal is the Ohio State Football Lead Writer for Bleacher Report. 
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