April 26, 2011

Breaking down Epitropoulos

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Even as people try to focus on the ugly side of the football offseason the recruiting effort continues to roll on for Ohio State. On Tuesday morning we learned of a new commitment to the Ohio State football program as Upper Arlington (Ohio) star Frank Epitropoulos commits to play for the Buckeyes in the class of 2012.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder is a legacy to the Ohio State program with his father and brother, John and Ernie, having both played in the Scarlet and Gray some 30 years earlier.

The new Buckeye had more than a dozen BCS level offers and ultimately chose Ohio State over Stanford, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Michigan State when it was all said and done.

As a junior Epitropoulos caught 29 passes for 290 yards and five touchdowns and looks to play a bigger role this year for the Golden Bears during his senior season of football.

The Buckeyes were in major need of addressing depth at the specialist positions after this season and Epitropoulos should be able to get into the mix and compete for time at punter with Ben Buchanan approaching the end of his eligibility.

Epitropoulos is the sixth member of the Ohio State recruiting class, a class that could number close to 19-20 by the time the season rolls on.

We will have more on this breaking news throughout the day including reaction from Frank on the commitment as soon as he can be reached for comment.


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