Just one day after picking up a verbal pledge from four-star defensive end Andrew Chatfield, Urban Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff have now locked up a commitment from another standout class of 2018 prospect.
Announcing his commitment via his Twitter page, Teradja Mitchell, one of the most sought after linebackers in the country, has spurned the Seminoles of Florida State in favor of continuing his education and football playing days at Ohio State.
Receiving over 30 scholarship offers during the process, Mitchell, the second inside linebacker and 38th overall prospect in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, also held opportunities to attend LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Michigan and many others before his commitment to OSU.
The 12th member of the Buckeyes 2018 recruiting class, Mitchell joins, defensive linemen Taron Vincent, Brenton Cox, Andrew Chatfield, fellow linebacker Dallas Gant, and defensive backs Jaiden Woodbey, Josh Proctor and Sevyn Banks as the defensive recruits pegged for Columbus.
With Mitchell, who accounted for over 60 total tackles last season as a junior at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in Virginia Beach, Va., now in the fold, the Buckeyes recruiting class moves even closer to claiming the number one overall spot from the Miami Hurricanes after recently leap frogging Big Ten foe Penn State for the second 2018 class in the country.