Nov 17, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; A Ohio State Buckeyes helmet sits on the sidelines during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 21-14 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl: Erick Smith commits to Ohio State Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes are expected to have a big afternoon at the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl with a couple commitments in store and the first domino to fall was four-star safety Erick Smith (Cleveland, Ohio. Glenville) and solidify their status as the No. 2 class.

Smith is the No. 146 player overall this year, the No. 11 safety and the No. 4 player in the Buckeye State. At 6-1, 185-pounds he has a frame to add weight when he gets into the strength program in Columbus.

He possesses very good ball skills and playmaking ability and when you combine that with the excellent coaching he’s received and the instincts he has for the position, Smith could be an All-Big Ten performer eventually in his career with the Buckeyes.

Glenville has sent one to Ohio State every year since at least 202 when Troy Smith committed to the Buckeyes. The program is coached by Ted Ginn, Sr. the father of former Buckeye Ted Ginn, Jr. Smith’s teammate, Marshon Lattimore is announcing at the game later today and is expected to follow him to Ohio State.

Stan Drayton and Everett Whithers were the two primary recruiters for Smith who took his official visit to Ohio State on the weekend of Dec. 13.

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