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Laurinaitis staying with OSU commitment

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Plymouth (Minn.) Wayzata linebacker James Laurinaitis will not make an official visit to Minnesota and will stick with the commitment he made to Ohio State on his official visit with the Buckeyes the weekend of Dec. 10.
"His dad called me and said James is going to Ohio State," Wayzata coach Brad Anderson said. "He said he would not be visiting Minnesota this weekend.
"From everything his dad said, it's a done deal. He's going to Ohio State. He enjoyed his visit to Ohio State and he was disappointed that Greg Hudson, Minnesota's defensive coordinator, left for East Carolina."
The 6-foot-2 and 230 pound Laurinaitis is the No. 28 inside linebacker prospect in the Rivals.com player rankings and the top linebacker prospect in the state of Minnesota.
Laurinaitis made 193 tackles including 28 behind the line of scrimmage during his senior season. He had five sacks and seven quarterback pressures.
Anderson is certainly high on his star player.
"He is a very fast and active linebacker," Anderson said. "He makes plays from sideline to sideline. And he's a natural leader."
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