The 2012 OSU Spring Game brought us a ton of passing, a first look at some of Urban Meyer’s new play calling, and already one more recruit for the 2013 class. Alex Anzalone is a very highly recruited linebacker from Pennsylvania, and as of a few minutes ago, he is now a commit for next year’s class. Anzalone is an ESPN Top 150 player, and has tremendous potential and size for his position, with room to grow. He has freakish closing speed and coverage skills in the short passing defense, and the ability to chase down ball carriers and QBs.
As if that weren’t enough, this kid is a solid athlete who excels on both sides of the ball and is a natural tackler. When he keeps his hips under him, he can level a ball carrier. Once Mickey Marotti gets ahold of this talent, his size, speed, and skill set could earn him a spot on the field very quickly. This recruit certainly makes the lack of effort in going after Mike McCray more logical, as Anzalone’s game film puts most others to shame. Click to see the stats and junior highlight video of OSU’s 11th commitment in the 2013 class…
Weight: 225 lbs
Hometown/School: Wyomissing, PA/Wyomissing High School
Position: Outside Linebacker
Welcome to Ohio State, Mr. Anzalone.