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Ohio State adds 24th commit in the 2024 class in offensive lineman Gabe VanSickle

Ohio State adds to their second-ranked recruiting class with offensive line target.

Ohio State lands Michigan native offensive line target

In case you missed it, the Buckeyes added their 24th commitment to the 2024 class on Thanksgiving Day when Coopersville, Michigan product Gabe VanSickle announced via Twitter account that he was locked in with Ohio State. A 6-foot-5, 285-pound three-star talent, VanSickle projects as an interior lineman at the next level and will be a great depth piece upon his arrival in Columbus. Credit to Justin Frye down the stretch, the Buckeyes now have four guys at the position with at least one more spot open.

A consistent topic of discussion for the better part of two weeks now, VanSickle’s recruitment with Ohio State really started on Nov. 7 when he was offered by the Buckeyes. A Northwestern commit for months, Gabe chose to visit Ohio State twice in the last few weeks and broke the news this past Tuesday that he was de-committing from the Wildcats. That said, it didn’t take long for the masses to realize where this was trending.

Whether it be the scheduled visits — including an official — or the multiple 247Sports crystal ball predictions, VanSickle seemed to be all Buckeye as soon as he received the offer. Showing the recruiting chops this staff has, Ohio State was able to go in and throw its weight around for a prospect that had been solidly committed to another Big Ten program for months, and though the current situation surrounding Northwestern helps, it’s still a case of the Ohio State brand being among the best in college football.

Looking ahead, VanSickle’s addition to the 2024 class has no impact on the tackle spot. The Buckeyes are still very much trying their best with top remaining prospect Jordan Seaton and will continue to do so until he commits.

For Gabe, his projection as a guard fits his profile perfectly. His size fits that mold already, but it’s everything else in his game that translates super well. His ability to pull, get out of his stance, and be a hog in the run game is a perfect fit for any college offensive line, and though he will be a depth piece early on, his work ethic in the weight room as a high school player aides the thought that once he’s in a college strength program he will shine.

The No. 613 player nationally and the 41st best interior lineman in the 2024 class per the 247Sports Composite Ratings, VanSickle chooses Ohio State over Northwestern, Indiana, and a host of other schools. While the ranking may not be as high as the ideal Ohio State lineman commit, trust that this staff sees what VanSickle brings to the table and after a dominant senior campaign on both sides of the ball, the Buckeyes know what they’re getting and are thrilled to have him in their class.