Chad West a 6’6″ 230 pound defensive end from Perry, Ohio committed to UC this weekend. His offer and subsequent commitment took place over the weekend as coach Jones and the staff had an event for some of their targets for the classes of 2011 and 2012. Chad was given three stars from Rivals and has yet to be evaluated by scout. West is like many of the defensive line commits in the past two years as the most likely adjective a person would attribute to them is that they are long. But unlike Josh Russ or Camaron Beard, Chad West has the frame to put on 40 or 50 pounds and slide inside to play as a three technique defensive tackle and play it well. He had BCS offers from West Virginia, Kansas, Iowa State and Syracuse as well as a handful of MAC schools. West is the 9th commit in the 2011 class and by my math this class is roughly halfway full.