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Ohio State lands more SEC-type speed

The Buckeyes get a commitment from New York's Samuel. Dave Miller

Print This August 16, 2013, 02:00 PM EST

Urban Meyer continues to infuse his Ohio State program with SEC-type speed, as the second-year Buckeyes head coach received a verbal commitment on Friday from Curtis Samuel, one of the most electric athletes in the nation.

The 5-11, 186-pound speedster from Erasmus Hall High School (Brooklyn, N.Y.) is the Buckeyes' first commitment from a New York recruit since 2005. Ohio State now has 17 commitments in its Class of 2014.

Samuel played mostly running back in his junior season, recording 1,047 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on 91 attempts. He added 12 catches for 187 receiving yards and three scores as well as two punt return touchdowns. Along with 2013 recruit Dontre Wilson, he will give the Buckeyes another electric piece for their spread offense.

The versatile athlete had offers from top programs such as Alabama, Notre Dame, Florida and USC.

Dave Miller, the college football editor and writer for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.

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