Ross Homan of Coldwater, Ohio, became the second member of Ohio State's recruiting class of 2006 when he gave the OSU coaching staff the good word just moments ago.
"I just committed to Ohio State a few minutes ago," Homan said. "I told Coach (Luke) Fickell. He was pretty happy."
So what did he like about OSU?
"Everything," he said. "The location, the academics, the whole coaching staff is awesome. They're all like second dads to me. The facilities are awesome."
Though he's an inside linebacker at the Division IV school in the western part of the state, Homan says he'll play outside when he gets to Ohio State.
Homan said he is 6-1 and 235 pounds and decided to offer an early commitment attending Junior Day at Ohio State over the weekend.
Homan has been a varsity starter since his freshman season and made over 200 tackles this past season, with eight sacks. Coldwater finished 13-1, losing in the state semifinals to Versailles.
His verbal to Ohio State follows the commitment issued by running back Chris Wells on Sunday, but he insisted that had nothing to do with his verbal a day later.
"As a matter of fact, I just heard about that," Homan said. "But I think it's great. I know he's one of the top backs in the country and I'll be happy to have a guy like that on my side."
Homan will continue a family tradition by attending Ohio State. His older brother, Ryan, just graduated from OSU and his cousins are former Buckeyes Tom and Bobby Hoying.
Homan projects as an academic qualifier with a 3.80 grade-point average although he has yet to take the ACT. He plans to do that in April or May.