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Ohio State gets commitment from 5-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr.

BOOOOOOM! Ohio’s top player in the 2020 class will stay home.


The Ohio State Buckeyes have picked up their second 2020 commitment in as many days, and it’s a massive one, both literally and figuratively. After picking up a pledge from Florida safety Lejond Cavazos yesterday, Cincinnati offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr. joined in on the fun, too.

Johnson Jr. is, if not the top target for the Buckeyes in 2020, one of the top targets. The enormous, 6-foot-7, 285-pound tackle is a consensus five-star recruit, and will likely be one of the best player in his class by the time he signs in December 2020. Ranked No. 8 in the 247Sports composite rankings, Johnson Jr. is one of the highest ranked commits in the Urban Meyer era, along with Chase Young, Nick Bosa, Taron Vincent and Nicholas Petit-Frere.

In addition to the Buckeyes, Johnson Jr. had offers from just about every major program in the country, including Michigan, Florida State, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Stanford, Oklahoma, Penn State and USC.

Johnson Jr. is the third member of a 2020 class that could rival the best of all time for the Buckeyes. he joins fellow tackle Jake Wray, and the aforementioned Cavazos. The class should get another huge boost this weekend, as quarterback Jack Miller is set to commit on Sunday.

You can watch Johnson’s highlights below. Land Grant Holy-Land will have more on this huge commitment soon.