Billy Price is a 6’4″ 305 lb defensive tackle from Youngstown, Ohio. He was very solid on the defensive line for Austintown Finch High School, making plays in both the run game and the passing game. His tape shows his knack for big play ability by causing turnovers and sacking the quarterback. Like the other defensive lineman recruits, Price gets after the quarterback and possesses a very high motor. He has a chance to get into the defensive line rotation right away and still has a very high ceiling. Throughout the film he shows a mean streak which is key to great defensive line play. Price was ranked as a four star across the board by Rivals, ESPN, 247 and Scout.
Michael Hill is a US Army All American who stands at 6’3″ 315 pounds and reigns from Pendleton, South Carolina. Hill had offers from every major school and chose the Buckeyes over Alabama, LSU, Florida and many others. Hill is one of the more dynamic defensive tackles in the nation and possesses great athleticism for his size. He recorded 81 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, six sacks and four forced fumbles his junior year. He is another player that could get immediate playing time on the defensive line. Hill has the size and strength to play on the interior and the speed and quickness to get some time on the outside. On film he dominated almost every lineman that he played against in both the run and pass game. We can add Hill to the long list of play makers that were recruited this year on the defensive line. Rivals, ESPN, 247 and Scout all ranked Hill as a four star defensive tackle.
Donovan Munger is a 6’3″ 285 lb defensive tackle from Shaker Heights, Ohio. Munger has the size and ability to play both sides of the ball, which he displayed dominance on both the defensive and offensive line during his highlight tape. He is not a real flashy player on either side of the ball as he seemed to just over power the opponent in high school. Could be a red shirt candidate to add some weight to his frame and would benefit from good coaching from Coach Vrable. He is a great run stopper who would see the field on goal line and running situations. Munger was ranked as a three star by Rivals and ESPN and was ranked as a four star by Scout and 247.
This post wraps up the excellent defensive line/ defensive end class recruited by the coaching staff. Although we could see some red shirt or transfer due to the abundance of young talent in the trenches, this is by far the deepest and most talented group recruited. Including the defensive ends, we could be seeing up to 4 freshman with significant playing time this season. Price and Hill could be three down terrors with their talents and we could see Munger as a run stopping specialist at some point. Buckeye fans should be very excited for this very deep and gifted defensive line/ defensive end class.