Ohio State landed a commitment early Tuesday morning from one of the state’s top-ranked players when Ironton, Ohio, four-star linebacker Reid Carrico pledged his services to the Buckeyes.
I’m staying home. #OH pic.twitter.com/zd0IDYUPhF
— Reid Carrico (@CarricoReid) September 10, 2019
The 6-3, 225-pound Carrico is considered the third-best inside linebacker and No. 126 prospect overall in the 2021 recruiting class, as he’s record 17 tackles in two games for the Fighting Tigers this season. He’s also racked up 266 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns as the team’s primary running back.
Carrico picked Ohio State over more than 30 other offers from schools such as Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin, among others. He has visited campus numerous times since landing an offer from the Buckeyes in April, including a camp in mid-June and the 42-0 win over Cincinnati last weekend.
Carrico becomes the fifth member of Ohio State’s 2021 recruiting class, which moved the Buckeyes into third place in the 247Sports team recruiting rankings. He joins Pickerington (Ohio) five-star defensive end Jack Sawyer, Philadelphia St. Joseph’s four-star quarterback Kyle McCord, Richfield (Ohio) Revere four-star offensive tackle Ben Christman and Massillon (Ohio) Washington four-star wide receiver Jayden Ballard.