Ohio State has only a few scholarships left to give out for the 2013 recruiting class, but the Buckeyes would love to add commitments from blue-chipper LB Mike Mitchell and S Vonn Bell to their class.
OSU has 19 verbal commits in the class of 2013, with a bulk of its defensive talent coming on the lines and at the corner position.
However, the weaknesses of the Buckeye defense last season came from the middle of the back seven, namely the linebackers and safeties. Both starting safeties are back next year in Christian Bryant and C.J. Barnett. Unfortunately, they were each inconsistent throughout the year and there isn’t much quality depth behind them.
At the linebacker position, Ryan Shazier is the only returning starter from the end of the season. The rest of the depth at the position is unproven and lacks talent.
For those reasons, OSU pretty much needs to sign both Mitchell and Bell to add significant talent to its roster.
The good news for the Buckeyes is that Mitchell has been a…
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