While the sting of the Fiesta Bowl defeat is still fresh for many fans, the Ohio State Buckeyes’ coaching staff has already turned their attention to what’s next. On Monday, the team landed their seventh commit for the 2021 recruiting class as high three-star tight end Sam Hart announced on Twitter that he intends to play his college football in Columbus.
#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/mDWtZ7xdCk— Sam Hart (@sam_hart82) December 30, 2019
Hart is a 6-foot-5, 225 pound player from Aurora, Colo. and is currently listed as the No. 22 tight end in the 247Sports Composite rankings; though the specific 247Sports rankings have him at 15th.
Kevin Wilson and Tony Alford led the recruiting for Hart who also held offers from Notre Dame, Iowa, LSU, Michigan, Oregon, Penn State, USC, Texas, Washington, and more.
Hart becomes the first non-four or five star recruit in OSU’s 2021 class —which now ranks first nationally — but when he joins the Buckeyes, he will be one of only four TEs on the roster joining then-senior Jeremy Ruckert and then-sophomores Cormontae Hamilton (who was injured and redshirted this season) and Joe Royer.
Check out Hart’s junior year highlights here