Eli Woodard this afternoon became the second high profile cornerback prospect in less than a month to commit to the Ohio State 2013 recruiting class.

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Eli Woodard this afternoon became the second high profile cornerback prospect in less than a month to commit to the Ohio State 2013 recruiting class.

From Voorhees (Eastern), N.J., the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Woodard made his choice known via Twitter. In anticipation, his Twitter following rose from 880 about an hour before to 1,008 by the time he hit tweet with this message: "After much prayer and consideration, I'm proud to commit as a student-athlete to The Ohio State University!" Moments earlier his preamble tweets had included: "Thanks to God for this opportunity," Woodard tweeted in the prelude to his announcement. "Thanks to all the schools that offered me, all the great coaches I met during the recruiting process. "Thanks to my coaches & teammates. Thanks to my parents for supporting me thru this process. Just ready to go from recruiting to preparation." He joins Cam Burrows, the first member of the 2013 class, as prospective cornerbacks who have been ranked among the national elite by rivals.com, which has Burrows as the seventh best overall prospect in the country and Woodard No.28. Burrows, from Trotwood (Madison), Ohio, tweeted soon after Woodard's announcement: "Congrats on @EliWoodard_9 becoming a part of #BuckeyeNation let's start a dynasty and shock the world!" Woodard had already received scholarship offers from at least 16 other schools, including Alabama, Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska.