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6/25/2008 10:46 AM
 
Ohio State football: Linebacker makes 23 recruits for '09
Wednesday,  June 25, 2008 2:58 AM
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Jonathan Newsome will testify there is nothing like seeing a lot of the rest of the world to make a fellow appreciate home.

That helped explain why Newsome, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound linebacker from Cleveland Glenville, yesterday became the 23rd commitment to Ohio State's fast-filling 2009 recruiting class. He got back a few days earlier from his high school coach Ted Ginn Sr.'s annual bus tour, in which Ginn takes prospects to college summer football camps across the Midwest.

"On that tour I saw a lot of schools, and I didn't think I could really see myself at some of those places," said Newsome, recalling stops that included Toledo, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Indiana, Purdue and Illinois. "I've liked Ohio State the most. My mother liked Ohio State the most.

"I knew that's where I wanted to go, and it didn't really make sense to keep waiting."

Plus, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel's bus was filling fast. The Buckeyes have gained six commitments in the past five days. The limit for one recruiting year is 25, though there can be more if some of those players enroll in winter or spring quarter next year.

"More than anything, Newsome's commitment shows coach Tressel and his staff have put up a wall around this state," recruiting analyst Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts.com said. "Newsome is a great example -- he's a player with great potential who could end up playing that linebacker-rush defensive end they've been using there for a while. He's one the coaches didn't want to see get away."

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6/25/2008 10:46 AM
 
Ohio State football commitments
Wednesday,  June 25, 2008 2:58 AM
High school football prospects who have committed to be part of the 2009 Ohio State football recruiting class:
PLAYER POS HT WT HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL
C.J. Barnett DB 6-1 180 Clayton, Ohio (Northmont)
Dorian Bell LB 6-2 220 Monroeville, Pa. (Gateway)
Adam Bellamy DL 6-4 275 Aurora, Ohio
Zach Boren LB 6-1 245 Pickerington Central
Corey Brown ATH 6-1 190 Monroeville, Pa. (Gateway)
Duron Carter WR 6-3 185 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Aquinas)
Dominic Clarke DB 5-10 170 Frederick, Md. (Tuscarora)
Melvin Fellows DT 6-5 255 Garfield Heights, Ohio
Chris Fields WR 6-1 180 Painesville, Ohio (Harvey)
Reid Fragel TE 6-8 258 Grosse Pointe, Mich. (South)
Justin Green ATH 5-11 178 Louisville, Ky. (Male)
Jordan Hall RB 5-11 190 Jeanette, Pa.
Adam Homan LB 6-2 230 Coldwater, Ohio
Carlos Hyde RB 6-1 235 Naples, Fla.
James Jackson WR 6-0 175 Grand Ledge, Mich.
Storm Klein LB 6-2 225 Newark, Ohio (Licking Valley)
Corey Linsley OL 6-4 285 Boardman, Ohio
Bradley McDougald DB 6-1 190 Dublin Scioto
Jack Mewhort OL 6-6 285 Toledo (St. John's)
Jonathan Newsome LB 6-3 230 Cleveland (Glenville)
John Simon DT 6-3 265 Youngstown (Mooney)
Jordan Whiting LB 6-1 230 Louisville, Ky. (Trinity)
Jamie Wood ATH 6-2 185 Pickerington Central

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7/2/2008 6:34 PM
 
Jonathan Newsome

Jonathan Newsome Pulls the Trigger

Jonathan Newsome saw everything that he wanted to see from Ohio State and other college programs. So he decided to call Ohio State’s defensive backfield coach Trevor Johnson and commit to be a Buckeye.
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7/3/2008 12:03 AM
 
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