Ohio State wanted to make a big splash with its most recent commitment in the class of 2013 and the Buckeyes did just that when they landed offensive tackle Tim Gardner (Indianapolis/Lawrence Central).
The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Gardner was at the Friday Night Lights camp in Columbus on Friday night and told Urban Meyer and his staff that he wanted to be a Buckeye.
“Coach [Kerry] Coombs, who recruits this area for Ohio State, called me this morning and told me Tim committed,” Lawrence Central coach Jayson West confirmed.
Gardner becomes the 16th recruit in the class of 2013. He had offers from Indiana, Notre Dame, Purdue and Toledo among others.