After recently adding verbal pledges from three-star cornerback Marcus Hooker, and four-star linebacker K’Vaughan Pope, the Buckeyes class of 2018 has now lost a member of its top rated class.
Verbally committed to Ohio State since early June, Andrew Chatfield, a four-star weak-side defensive end out of American Heritage High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is now no longer pegged for Columbus after announcing his decommitment from the Buckeyes.
I just open my recruitment please respect my decision— Andrew Chatfield™ ⛽️ (@Drew_Chatfield) August 8, 2017
Now open to other programs, the Gators of Florida, who offered him a scholarship during a recent visit, are currently looked as the favorite to land Chatfield.
Hitting the recruiting trail to add more talent to the already stacked roster, the Buckeyes class of 2018 is back down to 16 verbal commits.
With Chatfield, a 6-foot-2, 215-pounder, who spent time with a number of other future Buckeyes in Oregon at Nike’s annual camp, The Opening, earlier this summer, off the Buckeyes board, look for Urban Meyer and Ohio State to shift their attention fully to longtime Ohio State defensive end targets such as Micah Parsons, Tyreke Smith, and Jayson Oweh going forward.
Land-Grant Holy Land wishes Andrew Chatfield nothing but the best going forward.