Early Signing Period: Four-Star OT Tegra Tshabola Signs NLI

Get to know West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West four-star OT Tegra Tshabola, who signed his National Letter of Intent with Ohio State on Wednesday.

Height, Weight: 6-6, 350.

247 Composite Rankings: He’s rated as the 114th overall prospect, 10th-best offensive tackle and the No. 6 recruit out of Ohio.

Commitment Date: Tshabola committed to Ohio State on April 23, 2020.

Other P5 Offers: Arizona State, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC.

How he did in high school: Tshabola was named to the All-Ohio Division I first-team at offensive tackle after helping to lead Lakota West to a run into the fourth round of the Division I OHSAA playoffs before falling to Archbishop Moeller 21-17, ending an 11-2 season.

Why he committed to Ohio State: It was never really a question of if with Tshabola. He was assumed a future Buckeye when he picked up his offer and he announced his commitment only a day after teammate Jyaire Brown did on April 23, 2020.

Though he was the subject of a few Kentucky-based rumors as the Wildcats looked to dip into the Buckeye state for any target it could get a hold of, Tshabola never seriously wavered, declining the opportunity to visit Lexington and locking in with the Buckeyes as their top offensive line pledge.

Where he fits in for 2022: First-year offensive line starters are tremendously rare and though Tshabola is among the best in his class at his position, he’s only going to see significant time at Ohio State in 2022 if something has gone. The Buckeyes will look to groom his for a starting job in 2023 while training him behind returning tackles in Dawand Jones and Paris Johnson Jr.