Ohio State Buckeyes Land Vonn Bell

By Taylor Johnson
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Five-star safety Vonn Bell kept everyone guessing during his whole recruitment process, but on National Signing Day the predictions were laid to rest. Bell shocked some when he signed with the Ohio State Buckeyes over the Tennessee Volunteers and Alabama Crimson Tide.

Many expected Bell to sign with the Volunteers after taking an official visit to Knoxville the weekend of January 25th. But head coach Butch Jones, who has hoping to land Bell and jump start his 2013 class, lost out to Urban Meyer, as many who face the Buckeyes this upcoming season more than likely will.

It’s great news for Meyer and the Buckeyes, who add a very talented player to their already stacked 2013 recruiting class. Not only is it a great get for the Buckeyes, it’s going to cause headaches to opponents not only in the Big 10 but nationally as well. Meyer and company are gearing up for a national title run starting next season after their impressive undefeated 2012 record, as the addition of Bell just solidifies that Buckeye nation will be at the top for the near future.

On the flip side of the coin, it has to be a bitter pill to swallow for the Volunteers to see Bell announcing his decision to play in Columbus. It seemed almost certain in many experts’ eyes that Bell was going to sign with Jones and company. Adding Bell would have brought the Volunteers back in the spotlight of the SEC elite, somewhere they haven’t been in awhile.

Bell gives the Buckeyes possibly the top recruiting class of 2013, depending on how the rest of signing day unfolds. One thing is for certain however, if the Buckeyes were already not a favorite to play in the national championship game, you can bet that will change after today.

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