Linebacker Ejuan Price of Woodland Hills Senior High School in Pittsburgh has been given his release from his scholarship at Ohio State. Price announced that he had been released from his 2011 scholarship following the Big 33 Classic on June 18.
According to Jeff Svoboda at Buckeye Sports.com, Price "said he was never fully sold on the Buckeyes despite his choice" over Iowa and Rutgers on signing day. Price's decision to leave Ohio State had nothing to do with the resignation of Jim Tressel or any of the allegations of NCAA violations within the program.
Price did say that he will likely attend Pittsburgh. "I got some late interest from a couple of schools, but it looks like I'll probably end up Pittsburgh," Price said.
If Price, a 6-0 tall, 230 pound linebacker, does become a Panther, it would be a huge get for first year coach Todd Graham who has already been recruiting very well. Price is listed as a four-star prospect by Scout and the #14 linebacker in the 2011 class. As a Junior and a Senior, Price made at least 100 tackles and 11 sacks.