Speculation that the various investigations and resignations in the Ohio State football program would ripple forward and negatively affect recruiting has been running wild for months, but actual detrimental movement on the board has been relatively quiet, until now: Linebacker signee Ejuan Price, released from his scholarship at the end of last week, will return to his home state of Pennsylvania and play for the Pitt Panthers. Coming on the heels of the news that defensive end Se'Von Pittman is headed to East Lansing, it's another second unneeded blow for the beleaguered Buckeyes.
You might remember Price was a tricky one to get in the Columbus fold in the first place; his commitment to Jim Tressel's regime was apparently in question until the very end. Rated as a three-star ILB by Rivals, the Woodland Hills native was recruited by the guy now perched precariously in the head coach's seat, Luke Fickell, and fielded offers from such programs as Iowa and West Virginia.
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