For the second time in the week, business was BOOMing for the Ohio State Buckeyes as on Saturday, they picked up a commitment from the 232nd ranked player nationally in the 2021 recruiting cycle, four-star defensive tackle Mike Hall. The 6-foot-3, 290 pound junior is a native of Streetsboro, Ohio just outside of Akron.
I never thought this day would come but on behalf of me and my family I am committed to The Ohio State University...Go Bucks #R2X #Buckeyes @OsuRecruiting17 @Birm @247Sports @AABonNBC @DemetricDWarren @R2X_Rushmen1 @ryandaytime @OhioStateFB @Mark__Porter @rawtalentsport1 pic.twitter.com/VTpXjRdjtn— . (@MichaelHallJr_) February 1, 2020
The ninth-rated player in the state is also the 19th highest ranked defensive tackle in the country. Unsurprisingly, Larry Johnson was Hall’s primary recruiter for the Buckeyes. The junior also held offers from Cincinnati, Penn State, Michigan State, Kentucky, Florida State, Minnesota, West Virginia,and others.
His commitment strengthens Ohio State’s grip on the top recruiting class in the country, over Clemson who picked up four commitments over the past week. Hall will join the second-ranked player nationally Jack Sawyer in the defensive class thus far.
This week’s other BOOM was a bit unusual as the two-time Michigan Football Player of the Year Cameron Martinez confirmed that he would be honoring his commitment and joining the 2020 recruiting class on National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Check out Hall’s highlights from his junior season: