Ohio State’s top-rated recruiting class added another notch to its belt on Wednesday evening when Streetsboro, Ohio, four-star defensive tackle Mike Hall announced his decision to play in the All-American Bowl.
First off just wanted to say thank you to @demetricdwarren for the opportunity to become a UA All American. I felt it was the best decision to decommit from the UA All American Game. With that being said I will be committing to the Adidas All American Bowl💕 @aabonnbc @recruit247 pic.twitter.com/RnyupyJRZc
— Why So Serious…💔 (@MichaelHallJr_) July 9, 2020
The 6-3, 290-pound Hall — who is considered the fifth-best defensive tackle and No. 55 prospect overall in the class of 2021 — pledged his services to the Buckeyes back on Feb. 1. He is the eighth Ohio State commit to accept an invitation to the nation’s premier high school showcase, joining Philadelphia St. Joseph’s Prep five-star quarterback Kyle McCord; Hopewell, Va., five-star running back TreVeyon Henderson; Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal five-star offensive guard Donovan Jackson; Cornelius (N.C.) William Amos Hough four-star running back Evan Pryor; Massillon (Ohio) Washington four-star wide receiver Jayden Ballard; Ironton, Ohio, four-star linebacker Reid Carrico; and St. Louis De Smet Jesuit four-star cornerback Jakailin Johnson.
The Buckeyes are typically well-represented at the All-American Bowl, and there’s a possibility they reach double digits again this year with several of their top remaining targets, including Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic five-star defensive tackle J.T. Tuimoloau and Steilacoom, Wash., five-star wide receiver Emeka Egbuka, previously announcing their intentions to play in the game, as well.
The 2021 All-American Bowl is scheduled to take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 9. It will be broadcast live on NBC at 1 p.m. ET.
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