Ohio State landed its second commitment from the 2022 recruiting class in as many days when West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West four-star offensive tackle Tegra Tshabola pledged his services to the Buckeyes on Thursday night.
My family and I have done a lot of thinking and we decided to end my recruiting process and I have decided to commit to The Ohio State University.@OhioStateFB @ryandaytime @CoachCookOL @CoachTomBolden @CoachDanBolden and the whole #BuckeyeNation #GoBucks. Oh yea and O-H. . . pic.twitter.com/qRam11PLXG
— Tegra Tshabola (@tshabola_tegra) April 23, 2020
The 6-6, 320-pound Tshabola is considered the sixth-best offensive tackle and No. 69 prospect overall in his recruiting class. He picked Ohio State over more than a dozen offers from programs such as Arizona State, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Penn State, Teneessee, Texas A&M and USC, among others.
The Buckeyes have been keeping tabs on Tshabola for more than a year, and he became the first in-state prospect in his class to land an offer from the staff on Nov. 2 — one week after his unofficial visit for Ohio State’s 38-7 win over Wisconsin. He’s returned for the 28-17 win over Penn State a few weeks later, and has maintained constant contact with head coach Ryan Day and linebackers coach Al Washington ever since.
Tshabola is now the second member of Ohio State’s 2022 recruiting class, joining New Orleans Warren Easton four-star cornerback Jyaire Brown, who announced his commitment to the Buckeyes on Wednesday night. It’s worth noting two other in-state prospects in the class,Marysville four-star linebacker Gabe Powers and Kettering Archbishop Alter four-star athlete C.J. Hicks, also hold an offer from Ohio State and could join the fold at any time.
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