Five months ago, Ohio State had 11 players already committed to their 2010 recruiting class.
As of now, that number sits at 16, with as many as four to six slots still open before this class is full.
The Buckeyes are still hoping to land the No. 1 overall recruit in the nation, offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson, as well as top linebacker Jordan Hicks, among a few others currently not committed elsewhere, including o-lineman Matt James and safety Christian Bryant.
If the Buckeyes somehow find a way to land at least two, if not all four, of those kids, they could crack the top 10, and likely the top five if they do land all four.
As we enter the final stretch leading up to national signing day on February 3, here is the current list of OSU commits for 2010 (listed in order of star-rating via Rivals.com from top to bottom), and a link to their respective Rivals.com recruiting profiles.
4-Stars Corey Brown—ATH/WR
4-Stars Andrew Norwell—OL
4-Stars Rodrick Smith—RB
4-Stars Taylor Graham—QB
4-Stars Carlos Hyde—RB (pictured above)
4-Stars James Louis—WR
4-Stars Jamel Turner—DE
3-Stars Tyrone Williams—WR
3-Stars David Durham—DE/LB
3-Stars Scott McVey—LB
3-Stars J.T. Moore—DE
3-Stars Chad Hagan—LB/S
3-Stars Johnathon Hankins—DT
3-Stars Verlon Reed—QB/S
2-Stars Drew Basil—K
For what it's worth, WR Tyrone Williams would likely be at least a 4-star recruit on both websites, had he not suffered a serious knee injury during his junior year (2008).
Also of note, Rivals has Ohio State's current class for 2010 ranked at No. 24, while Scout.com has the Buckeyes at No. 19.
Scout also has every OSU recruit listed as either a 3-star, 4-star, or 5-star caliber player, so depending on which site you prefer, OSU has fives, fours, and threes, or fours, threes, and a two, and is in the top 20 for now, or barely in the top 25.
No matter how you slice it, you can count on the Buckeyes adding a few more quality ingredients to their 2010 "cake" before they finish it off.