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BOOOOM! Ohio state picks up commitment from in-state offensive lineman Avery Henry

The Buckeyes get their second BOOM in as many days.

Just yesterday, the Ohio State football team got their first defensive line commitment of the 2022 cycle when they secured the pledge of four-star edge rusher Kenyatta Jackson Jr. Well, less than 24 hours later, the staff is celebrating again as on Wednesday morning, three-star offensive lineman Avery Henry officially committed to play his college football for the Buckeyes.

The offensive tackle from St. Clairsville, Ohio is not as highly rated as Jackson, but the OSU coaches took in his high school game last week and were apparently impressed enough to make him an offer, which the 6-foot-6, 300-pound lineman accepted shortly thereafter.

Henry is ranked as the 1,323rd player in the 2022 recruiting cycle according to the 247Sports Composite Ratings, making him the 134th rated tackle and 45th player in the state of Ohio. He is the 16th commit in the current class and joins Tegra Tshabola and George Fitzpatrick as pledges on the offensive line in this class.

With this most recent addition, the OSU class now ranks as the fourth best class in the country behind only Alabama, Penn State, and Georgia. Considering how the class has taken a hit with high profile players either decommitting or reclassifying, that is no small accomplishment, especially when you factor in that Penn State currently has 26 commits, while Georgia has 19, and the Crimson Tide has 17.

Henry had previously been committed to play for the Iowa State Cyclones, but decommitted in late September, opening up the opportunity for position coach Greg Studrawa to make a move on the in-state prospect. Though not highly rated, Stud has a history of developing under-appreciated talent and turning them into productive players at the collegiate level, and that will certainly be the plan when it comes to Henry.

Check out some highlights of the latest Buckeye commit: