Two days, two commitments for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes. Land-Grant Holy Land has confirmed Sioux Falls (SD) Roosevelt offensive tackle Grant Schmidt has committed to Ohio State, almost immediately after learning he had a committable offer to play his college ball in Columbus. His commitment was first reported by 11W's Jeremy Birmingham. He earned his scholarship offer following a strong performance at yesterday's one day football camp.
Schmidt becomes the fifth member of Ohio State's 2015 recruiting class joining Eric Glover-Williams, Jamel Dean, Joe Burrow, and Tyler Green. After getting off to a slow start, the Buckeyes have landed three commitments in the last two weeks and more could be on the way later this month.
Coming from a state where there isn't a whole lot of football talent, Schmidt should improve a lot upon his arrival in Columbus next summer as he'll have the opportunity to hone his skills against what should still be one of the nation's best defensive lines. Interestingly enough he'll be the first ever South Dakota native to play on scholarship for the Ohio State football program.
In addition to his offer from Ohio State, the standout tackle held offers from the likes of Minnesota, Iowa State, North Carolina, Cincinnati, Rutgers, South Dakota State, Utah, Washington State, and Wyoming. His decision came down to the Buckeyes, Golden Gophers, and Cyclones.
Here's what Schmidt brings to Ohio State:
Land-Grant Holy Land will have more on the latest Buckeye pledge soon.