Sarasota, Fla., defensive end Walter Dublin has made his commitment to Ohio State official.
"I called coach Tressel around 8:30 this morning," Dublin said. "I told him I had a great trip up there. I let him know I'm ready to play for his school.
"He was excited. He's coming down here next week to have dinner with me at Captain Curt's Seafood Bar. It's an OSU alumni place. Several hundred Ohio State fans meet there to watch the Ohio State games."
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The 6-3, 235-pound defensive end prospect committed to the Buckeyes over scholarship offers from Minnesota, Iowa, Clemson, West Virginia, Florida, and others.
"My chat with coach Tressel on my visit was the big thing," Dublin said. "And talking to the players. Everything was really good up there.
"I'll play the position Bobby Carpenter, Mike Kudla, and Will Smith played. I'll come off the edge and rush the passer."
Ranked the nation's No. 28 weakside defensive end prospect, Dublin will help rebuild a defensive end group at Ohio State that is short on proven performers. He will join Cleveland Glenville star Robert Rose as DEs who have committed to the program in recent days.
Dublin scored a 1060 on the old version of the SAT and currently holds a working grade point average of 2.5. Through classes at school and online, he expects his GPA to be around 2.9 by the time he graduates, which should put him well in qualifying range.