Ron Tanner Joins the Buckeyes 2011 Recruiting Class
Local In-State recruit Ron Tanner joined Ohio State’s quickly expanding 2011 recruiting class earlier this week increasing the number of recruits to 17. The 6’1” 190 lbs safety prospect from Eastmoor in Columbus is rated the 46th best safety in the country and the 38th best prospect in Ohio for 2011, according to Rivals.com. He selected Ohio State over Arizona, Boston College, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, NC State and many others. A long time Buckeye fan, selecting any other school would not have gone over well with his family.
Eastmoor Saftey Ron Tanner Commits to the Buckeyes
By Steve Patterson
Growing up a fan of the Buckeyes made the decision for Tanner easy. Tanner has dreamed of playing for the Scarlet and Gray at Ohio Stadium since he was young. This past year, he helped Eastmoor High School make a run to the state playoffs and played so well in the defensive backfield that he drew the attention of colleges across the country. He joins a 2011 OSU recruiting class that could grow to 22 and already includes another safety prospect, Jeremy Cash from Plantation Florida. Not only a great athlete, Tanner excels in the classroom also.
Tanner played a little with the crowd at his high school on Friday when he made the announcement that he would play for Ohio State, selecting a Michigan hat first. Some family members were wise to the prank but his mother was really shocked that he actually placed the wolverine ball cap on his head. She feared that the hat would start a fire on his head.