OSU snags another commit from a rival Big Ten school

Earlier tonight it was reported that Ohio State had received an oral commitment from one of the nation's top defensive tackles, Tommy Schutt from Glenbard West High School (Glen Ellyn, IL), who originally committed to Penn State but changed his mind after the news broke of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Now, it appears that Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes have struck again.

According to Bill Greene of Scout.com, one of the top defensive ends in the country is poised to join Schutt in Columbus.

Se'Von Pittman of Canton McKinley High School (Canton, OH) has given an oral commitment to play for the Buckeyes after originally committing to Michigan State and head coach Mark Dantonio. The 6-4, 260-pounder adds to what is shaping up to be one of the best defensive line classes in OSU history.

For the Spartans, it's a big blow as Pittman was arguably their best recruit yet for next year’s class. He had originally chosen the Spartans over Alabama, Auburn, Michigan and his hometown Buckeyes.

But Meyer and his staff are clearly doing everything they can to warn rival Big Ten schools that, potential sanctions or not, Ohio State will continue to be a major player in the conference despite its rough 2011 season.

Certainly, Big Ten coaches can't be pleased that Meyer is working hard on the recruiting trail while Luke Fickell and his staff get the team ready for its bowl game.

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