Coming into the day, Ohio State’s top-ranked 2022 recruiting class featured just one pledge among offensive line prospects. However, the Buckeyes just dipped into the Centennial State moments ago to acquire another for OL coach Greg Studrawa as four-star offensive tackle George Fitzpatrick announced that he is headed to Columbus.
The massive 6-foot-6, 285-pounder has made a name for himself as a Bruin at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colo. and worked his way to nearly 30 offers on the recruiting trail. Programs like Auburn, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Texas, USC, and many more were pursuing Fitzpatrick. After spending a large portion of June taking visits to get a closer look at what the Buckeyes, Wolverines, Gators, Sooners, and Ducks had to offer, head coach Ryan Day and the Scarlet and Gray made the best impression and won the battle for the blue-chip player.
Fitzpatrick, a Top 300 prospect overall, currently finds himself pegged as the 27th highest ranked player at the tackle position and the second best upcoming senior in the state of Colorado. He now becomes the eleventh member of the class to possess a four-star grade on the 247Sports Composite scale.
As mentioned above, the addition of Fitzpatrick now gives Ohio State two offensive linemen in the class as he joins four-star offensive tackle Tegra Tshabola of Lakota West (OH). The Buckeyes are very likely to add a couple of others to the group going forward, so to get Fitzpatrick into the fold allows the focus to shift to others that could potentially join him.
Lastly, this is now the second consecutive recruiting cycle in which Ohio State has snatched up a highly-touted prospect from the state of Colorado with three-star tight end Sam Hart of Cherokee Trail High School being added to the program last class.
Check out the junior highlights of the latest Ohio State commit in action below: