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Wednesday, February 3, 2010
James headed to Notre Dame, not OSU

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Ohio State entered national signing day hoping to land two coveted offensive linemen, Seantrel Henderson and Matt James.

It appeared likely the Buckeyes would land at least one, if not both of the highly rated prep prospects.

But now it's fair to ask the question: Could Ohio State end up going 0-for-2?

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Mike Dyer, James has committed to Notre Dame instead of Ohio State and will make it official at a noon ET announcement. Ohio State had been the leader for James' services, but the Cincinnati native recently visited Notre Dame.

"It was a really tough decision," James told the Enquirer. "I like the situation of being in the first class with coach [Brian] Kelly there.


Offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson, the nation's top uncommitted prospect, will announce his college choice later today. But the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press' Charley Walters reports that USC is the front-runner for Henderson's services, and Minnesota has leapfrogged Ohio State for No. 2 on his list. Ohio State had been considered by many to be the leader for Henderson.