Sometimes the numbers really do say it all. In leading Lombard (Ill.) Montini Catholic to its fourth consecutive 5A state championship, defensive end Dylan Thompson finished the season with 92 tackles — 19 for loss — 7½ sacks and four forced fumbles. Thompson — Ohio State’s fifth commitment in the 2014 class — is certainly a disruptive force on the line, and his commitment could be a big key to other players. In getting a commitment from the 6-foot-5, 270-pound Thompson, the Buckeyes also added more depth at a key position in Urban Meyer’s master plan, which won two national championships at Florida.
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