For years, there have been rumblings from the Buckeye fanbase about Jim Tressel's "inability to close" down the stretch leading up to National Signing Day.
Anyone suggesting that this year might just be completely out of their gourd.
Ohio State's highly-rated 2011 recruiting class (3rd via Scout, 7th via ESPN, 11th via Rivals) is nearly full with very few slots left.
One of those remaining scholarships could end up going to Brooksville, Florida wide receiver Ja'Juan Story, a (apparently soft) verbal commit to UF.
According to Laura McKeeman of Scout/FoxSports, "Story is still committed to Florida but says his final decision will be between the Gators and the Buckeyes."
She also noted via Twitter that Story referred to his weekend visit to Columbus as "amazing" so far.
Story, who is listed at 6'4, 192 pounds and runs a 4.5 40-yard dash, is a four-star prospect who is ranked the No. 33 overall wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com.
With the five-game suspension of No. 1 Ohio State wide receiver DeVier Posey looming, the loss of Dane Sanzenbacher to graduation, and the overall youth and inexperience the Buckeyes have on the roster heading into 2011, Story could be the big story if he follows in the footsteps of linebacker Ryan Shazier and jumps ship from UF, preferring to head North to Columbus instead—stay tuned!
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(Photo copyrights: Tressel/Getty, Story/FoxSports)