For the second time in as many days, the Ohio State Buckeyes have picked up a commitment for their 2021 recruiting class as four-star offensive guard Donovan Jackson announced his collegiate plans at Episcopal High School in his native Bellaire, Tex. on Wednesday afternoon.
Jackson is the 57th ranked player in the country in 2021, the 11th highest ranked OG, and seventh best player in the state of Texas according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. He was recruited by OSU’s offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, and held offers from nearly three dozen schools, including Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Stanford, Texas A&M, Baylor, Michigan, LSU, Florida, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and more.
Jackson is a big, strong offensive lineman that could easily transition to tackle at the next level. He has a natural length that will help against quicker pass rushers, and has done very well in camps against elite competition.
He joins eight other commitments in what is currently the best recruiting class in the country. He is the second offensive lineman in the OSU class following Ben Christman, who is ranked just one spot ahead of him. The class also includes three-star tight end Sam Hart if you want to consider him an offensive lineman — which, given how Ohio State uses tight ends would be fair.
Check out Jackson’s junior year highlights: