Buckeyes add in-state lineman Sprinkle

Ohio State secured its ninth verbal in the 2013 class Tuesday when the Buckeyes picked up a commitment from a Cleveland-area defensive lineman.

Elyria (Ohio) defensive end Tracy Sprinkle (6-foot-3, 270 pounds) announced on his Twitter page Tuesday afternoon he committed to the Buckeyes.

"Its official. #BuckeyeNation," Sprinkle wrote from his account @TSprinkle90.

Sprinkle could play either defensive end or defensive tackle when he arrives in Columbus.