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4-star DE Brenton Cox commits to Ohio State

The Buckeyes add another 2018 standout to the fold.

After picking up pledges from offensive lineman Max Wray and defensive back Josh Proctor, Ohio State’s spring game is still paying off on the recruiting trail.

Weeks since returning back home to Georgia from his visit to the Columbus, OH campus, four-star defensive end Brenton Cox has verbally committed to Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes over Kirby Smart and his home state Georgia Bulldogs. Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, and Miami were among some of the other programs to pursue the peach state standout throughout the process.

With Larry Johnson always looking to bring in fresh bodies on the defensive line, the 6’5, 250-pound Cox will add another dynamic pass rusher to the Buckeyes already stout defense.

Last season as a junior for Stockbridge High School (GA), Cox was a force for the Tigers. Helping his squad finish the season 13-1, he accounted for over 70 total tackles, and a team leading 18 quarterback sacks.

The eighth member of the Buckeyes 2018 recruiting class, Cox is currently considered the second strongside defensive end, and 43rd overall prospect in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.