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Malik Barrow commits to Ohio State

BOOOOOOOM! The Buckeyes have added a top defensive talent to the class of 2016.

Malik Barrow becomes the next member of the 2016 Ohio State recruiting class.
Malik Barrow becomes the next member of the 2016 Ohio State recruiting class.

Ohio State added another commitment to a monstrous recruiting weekend from the 2015 spring game. '16 defensive end Malik Barrow gave his verbal pledge to the Buckeyes on Saturday, following up on commitments from '16 linebacker Tuf Borland and '16 offensive lineman Jack Wohlabaugh.

Barrow's commitment gives Ohio State 12 commits in the class of 2016, which is already in the top five recruiting classes in the country. Barrow, a 6'3, 260-pound defensive end, rated as a four-star in the 247Sports Composite and is ranked as the nation's 17th best strong-side defensive end, in addition to being the 40th best player from the state of Florida.

The Florida-native held over 20 offers from schools, including Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, Michigan State, Mississippi State, N.C. State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Central Florida, and UCLA, among others.

Before his commitment, Barrow had Ohio State featured in his top two teams, along with Michigan State. Miami was also making a strong push as of late, when Barrow visited the Hurricanes for their Junior Day back on Feb. 28. Barrow also had an unofficial visit to Columbus back in early June last year.

Malik Barrow joins fellow '16 defensive linemen Terrell Hall and Jonathon Cooper, as a part of the defensive line players currently committed to Ohio State. Hall committed on March 2, while Cooper became a Buckeye back in November of 2014.

Be sure to check out Barrow's junior highlight tape to see what the defensive end can bring to the Buckeyes on the field: