Munger Discusses Buckeye Commitment

Munger Discusses Buckeye Commitment

There is no doubting the importance Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer places in having a dominant defensive line, and the Buckeyes continue to stockpile big bodies for that side of the football. Shaker Heights tackle Donovan Munger is Ohio State's latest commit.

Ohio State received the 19th commit to their 2013 recruiting class Sunday afternoon, when Shaker Heights defensive lineman Donovan Munger made his intentions known following a weekend official visit.

Munger, 6-foot-3, 290-pounds, had previously visited UCLA officially, and was thought to be down to the Bruins and Ohio State. Sunday afternoon, he ended the drama by committing to the Buckeyes.

"The decision to commit to Ohio State came to me when I was on the visit," Munger stated. "I felt that getting the best education, and playing for the best coaches, was the best choice I could make. I feel this coaching staff is going to benefit me way beyond just helping me be a good football player."

"I think Ohio State will help me grow as a young man, so this is a great decision for me and my family," he added. "With the possibility of Johnathan Hankins leaving, there might be a pretty good shot of coming in and competing for playing time."

"Another very important factor was that my mom was so impressed with the players and the coaching staff," Munger continued. "She thought I really fit in well with the Ohio State program, and that meant a lot to me. I have to say that Coach (Mike) Vrabel played a big part in my decision, especially after we sat and talked about his scheme and how he coaches his defensive linemen."

The Ohio State recruiting class has recently added two four-star prospects in Munger and Gareon Conley. The Buckeyes are currently ranked at number-seven in the updated recruiting rankings.

Ohio State now has 19 commits in a class that could number as many as 25 members on National Signing Day.

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