Ohio State Buckeyes Land Five-Star Safety Vonn Bell

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Expectations were high for the Ohio State Buckeyes heading into the 2012 season with new head coach Urban Meyer on board and after going undefeated during the regular season–those expectations will be even higher heading into 2013. The Buckeyes are expected to have one of the top recruiting classes once again and on Tuesday, they landed one of the top safeties in the country in Vonn Bell.

The five-star safety was drawing interest from numerous big-name schools like the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers, but felt like Meyer’s defense was the best choice in the end. His size may be a reason for concern, but Bell is the type of safety that has been praised for his speed when closing in on the ball and has great hands–which will make any head coach happy to have on defense.

Despite being ineligible to participate in any Bowl games, Ohio State turned out to be one of the biggest surprises during the 2012 season as they put together a 12-0 record during Meyer’s first season as head coach. It’s no secret Meyer is one of the best head coaches in the game and now that the Buckeyes will be eligible for the 2013 season, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be considered strong contenders to make a run at the National Championship.

And now that Vonn is officially on board, let’s hope the safety will make an impact on the defense for years to come.

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