Nov 2, 2013; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer in the first half against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Adds Top Defensive Recruits, Hilliard & Cornell


Decision Day came for Ohio State, and Urban Meyer added two elite recruits to his class of 2015 in Justin Hilliard and Jashon Cornell.

It was widely speculated the duo would be a package deal.

Hilliard, 6-foot-2, 225-pounds, is rated as the No. 1 inside linebacker in the class by Rivals.com. He’s listed as a five-star recruit by 247Sports.

During a press conference from his school that aired on ESPN, Hilliard said he was looking for  a school with a good business program, a place where he felt comfortable, and a place that gave him the best shot to win a national title.

Now that he’s chosen, Hilliard can go to work brining other top recruits to Columbus.

Cornell is a 6-foot-2, 261-pound defensive end from St. Paul (Minn.) Rivals.com rates him as the No. 6 strong side end in the nation. His press conference also aired on ESPN.com and started immediately following Hilliard made his intentions known.

June was a good month for Meyer, who nabbed seven commitments throughout the month.

The results of today should go a long way to help Ohio State in the Rivals.com Class of 2015 team rankings. The Buckeyes entered Wednesday with 10 commitments, and the 31st best class in the country.

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