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4-Star RB Sampson James Announces Ohio State Commitment

The back of an Ohio State football players helmet.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 06: A detail view of the helmet of Cameron Johnston #95 of the Ohio State Buckeyes as he attends warm ups before the Big Ten Championship against the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Ohio State has landed its third commitment in the 2019 recruiting class.

Avon (Ind.) four-star running back Sampson James announced his commitment to the Buckeyes moments ago. James joins four-star offensive tackle Doug Nester and three-star offensive tackle Ryan Jacoby as 2019 pledges for OSU.

James chose Ohio State over Michigan, Tennessee, Purdue, Notre Dame, Indiana and others. He visited Columbus this weekend.

In his announcement James said he'll be enrolling at Ohio State next January. That means he'll have a chance to practice with the Buckeyes during spring ball.

Here is James' full announcement.

James is the No. 8 running back and No. 142 overall prospect in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

As a junior, James rushed for 1,782 yards and 20 touchdowns. He compiled 589 rushing yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore in 2016.

Ohio State's 2019 recruiting class currently ranks 21st national.