National Signing Day 2015 is just around the corner, but Ohio State got a pleasant surprise when class of 2017 offensive tackle Josh Myers gave his verbal commitment to the Buckeyes. Myers, a 6'6, 290-pound tackle, is rated as a five-star recruit and is ranked in the top three prospects in the country at any position. Myers is also the top-rated player in the state of Ohio and the best offensive tackle in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite.
The Buckeyes landed the promising talent after Myers made a visit during Ohio State's junior day on Jan. 25 along with his mother and father, which might have helped speed up Myers process in committing to the Buckeyes. Myers currently plays offensive guard for his high school team, but because of his size, is being looked at as a tackle. This could even help Myers at the next level, with experience playing at guard.
Myers held offers from Alabama, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Tennessee, and West Virginia, among others. At the time of his commitment, Myers was only seriously considering Kentucky, Notre Dame, and Ohio State. With Myers' father as a former offensive lineman at Kentucky and his brother Zach currently a sophomore center at Kentucky, it wouldn't have been a surprise to see Myers land with the Wildcats, but in the end chose to be with the Buckeyes.
The fourth commit in Ohio State's class of 2017 joins cornerback Shaun Wade, athlete Bruce Judson, and quarterback Danny Clark as the starting core of the '17 recruiting class. Check out Myers' highlights below to see what he can bring to the gridiron: