Ohio State earned its seventh commit in the 2021 class when three-star tight end Sam Hart announced his decision to commit to the Buckeyes Monday.
— Sam Hart (@sam_hart82) December 30, 2019
Hart is out of Cherokee Trail High School in Aurora, Colorado, and is rated as the No. 15 tight end and No. 365 prospect overall in the 2021 class, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Hart will be joining defensive end Jack Sawyer, quarterback Kyle McCord, wide receiver Marvin Harrison, offensive tackle Ben Christman, wide receiver Jayden Ballard and linebacker Reid Carrico, a group that, when joined by Hart, makes up the current top-rated class in 2021 in the country.
Of the current group of tight ends Ohio State has on its roster, only sophomore Jeremy Ruckert and freshman Cormontae Hamilton will still be on the roster when Hart joins the team. He will also be joined by three-star Joe Royer, who is commited to the Buckeyes in 2020.
At 6-5, 225 pounds, Hart was given offers to 22 schools including offers from Iowa, LSU, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, Texas, USC and Utah.
Hart is currently the lone Ohio State commit or player to be from the state of Colorado.
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