If there was a hangover from Ohio State's loss in the Big Ten championship game, it hasn't been reflected on the recruiting trail.

If there was a hangover from Ohio State's loss in the Big Ten championship game, it hasn't been reflected on the recruiting trail.

Yesterday, the Buckeyes got their second blue-chip commitment in as many days when four-star Florida receiver Johnnie Dixon announced he would attend Ohio State. On Monday, Ohio State landed its biggest remaining target when five-star inside linebacker Raekwon McMillan of Georgia committed.

They continued their momentum by getting Dixon, who helped Dwyer High School in West Palm Beach win a state championship this fall. He picked Ohio State over offers from such programs as Alabama, the University of Miami and Florida State.

Dixon said that he didn't consider Ohio State to be a realistic destination at the start of his recruiting process. But two visits to Columbus changed his mind.

"I realized I didn't want to be home anymore," Dixon said. "You have to explore the world a little more."

Dixon is the 16th-best receiver in 247sports.com's composite rankings. He joins a Buckeyes recruiting class loaded with offensive playmakers, including Indiana receiver Terry McLaurin, New York's Curtis Samuel, New Jersey's Noah Brown and Akron's Parris Campbell.

"They throw the ball," Dixon said of the Buckeyes, specifically coach Urban Meyer. "They put it in playmakers' hands. Coach Meyer knows what to do with receivers."

Dixon said he will enroll in January, giving him a jump-start into the Buckeyes' program.

Shazier makes AP All-America team

Linebacker Ryan Shazier was named to the first-team Associated Press All-America team yesterday.

Left tackle Jack Mewhort and running back Carlos Hyde made third-team All-America.

Shazier led the Big Ten in tackles with 134 and tackles for loss with 221/2. He made 94 solo tackles. He ranks third nationally in tackles for loss and solo tackles. He was beaten out for Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year by Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland, who was named a second-team AP All-American.

Mewhort is considered the leader of a superb offensive line that consistently opened holes for Hyde and Braxton Miller. Despite missing the first three games because of a suspension, Hyde has run for 1,408 yards, averaging an impressive 7.7 yards per carry. He ran for 14 touchdowns and had two touchdown receptions.

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