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4-star 2021 wide receiver Jayden Ballard commits to Ohio State

Zone 6 gets a big commitment for the future.

Jayden Ballard

The weekend got off to a BOOMing start for the Ohio State Buckeyes as they picked up a commitment from four-star, 2021 wide-receiver Jayden Ballard on Friday afternoon. The Massillon native made is pledge official on Twitter.

Ballard currently ranks as the 125th best prospect in the country, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. He is currently slotted in as the fifth best player from the state of Ohio, and the 22nd WR nationally in the 2021 class.

In addition to the Buckeyes, Ballard also had offers from Notre Dame, Michigan State, Penn State, and others; although he was long expected to commit to the in-state powerhouse.

Ballard joins the Buckeyes class as the third member of next year’s class for Ryan Day, joining quarterback Kyle McCord and defensive end Jack Sawyer. The WR’s commitment only increases OSU’s standing at the top of the Big Ten class rankings.

We will have more on Ballard’s commitment and the rest of the major recruiting weekend here on LGHL.

Check out highlights from Ballard’s high school career: