The Buckeyes have landed a huge commitment as sources at Garfield Heights High School have told us that defensive end Melvin Fellows has changed his mind and will sign with Ohio State rather than Illinois.
The 6-foot-5 and 255-pound Fellows is an impact type prospect who made 70 tackles including 10 sacks during his sophomore season. He made another 98 tackles with eight sacks last season.
Fellows committed to Illinois shortly after the end of his junior football season, but had continued to say he was considering Ohio State and to some extent USC.
He has now decided he will play his college football in Columbus.
Fellows is one of the country's top defensive ends and selected Ohio State over scholarship offers from Illinois, USC, Michigan, Notre Dame and and many other schools across the country. He brings the Buckeyes' commitment total for their class of 2009 to 12.
Fellows joins Youngstown Cardinal Mooney defensive tackle John Simon in the Buckeyes' 2009 recruiting class. Simon is the state's top defensive tackle while Fellows is the No. 1 end. The Bucks also lead for Cleveland Glenville offensive lineman Marcus Hall, and if they land Hall they will have made a clean sweep of the top five prospects in the Buckeye State.
Stay tuned for more.