Buckeye football coach Ryan Day is putting together one of the top 2020 recruiting classes in the country and he's got a head start on 2021 as well. On Wednesday night, offensive line prospect Ben Christman, an in-state product from Richfield, Ohio, announced he is heading to Ohio State.
Christman is a significant commitment for Ohio State. At 6'6, 300 pounds, Christman is considered as one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the junior class. According to 24-7 Sports, Christman is the 44th best overall prospect in the country and he chose OSU over schools like Alabama, Penn State, Michigan and Notre Dame. He's also important to Ryan Day and the Buckeyes because he's an Ohio kid. Christman, out of Richfield, joins Pickerington North defensive end Jack Sawyer and Massillon Washington wide receiver Jayden Ballard as in state prospects who have already committed to the 2021 Buckeye class. It's very early, but 24-7 Sports currently has the 2021 Ohio State class ranked third nationally. It features four commitments. In addition to the three Ohio prospects, the Buckeyes also have offensive tackle prospect Kyle McCord, out of Philadelphia, in the fold. If you want to get a peek at Christman, here's a YouTube clip of his work at a recent football camp in Cincinnati.