Following the commitment of four-star Michigan athlete Cameron Martinez earlier in the day, another out-of-state player caused some recruiting fireworks on the Fourth of July as 2020 Indiana center Josh Fryar pledged to play his college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes on Independence Day as well.
The 6-foot-5, 294 pound prospect is currently ranked as the second-best player in Indiana’s 2020 recruiting cycle, and the eighth best offensive guard in the country, according to 247Sports Composite rankings. However, he is expected to come in as a center for the Buckeyes.
Co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson was Fryar’s primary recruiter, with his future position coach Greg Studrawa also in the mix. In addition to OSU, Fryar also held offers from in-state schools, Indiana and Purdue, as well as Alabama, Penn State, Oregon, Florida State, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and more.
Fryar has been praised for his athleticism, technique, and powerful lower body. Since he has a multi-sport background, he could be a player who is able to play multiple positions on the offensive line — something that Ohio State is wont to do — but as of now, he is most comfortable at center.
Fun fact, he is also a pretty good punter in high school as well.
Checkout highlights from Fryar’s junior season: