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Hamilton commits to the Buckeyes

The Buckeyes seemed intent on landing another defensive lineman in the class of 2015 and it has happened after an official visit and offer to Pickerington (Ohio) Central defensive lineman DaVon Hamilton as he commits to Ohio State after previously being committed to Kentucky. Hamilton confirmed his commitment to BuckeyeGrove.com via text message on Monday night.

"The Ohio State University will be a great home for me for the next four years," Hamilton said via text message to BuckeyeGrove.

The 6-foot-3, 283-pounder held only a handful of offers but made no secret that he wanted more attention from the hometown Buckeyes and it did not take long for Hamilton to make the flip once being offered by the Buckeyes. It seemed to be just a formality after Hamilton decommitted from Kentucky on Sunday night but Hamilton also wanted to wait until National Signing Day to announce.

"It was just the best place for me," Hamilton added.

Another strong indication that this move was going to happen was when it was announced that Austrian Robinson was not going to take a planned official visit to Columbus next weekend.

Ohio State had a need for interior linemen in 2015 with the departure of Michael Bennett and with players like Adolphus Washington and Tommy Schutt nearing the end of their eligibility.

This weekend provided a big backdrop for official visits as the team was honored at Ohio Stadium in front of close to 50-thousand fans despite chilly weather. The Buckeyes hope that the weekend is not done with many top targets in town from the class of 2015 and beyond.

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