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A 4-Star Ohio State Football Commit Has Suffered A Torn ACL

Ohio State players holding their helmets before a game.

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12: Ohio State Buckeyes players hold their helmets on the sideline during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

A torn ACL is a brutal blow for any athlete. It is especially tough to see when it occurs during a player's senior season.

Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic star Ronnie Hickman has suffered just such a fate. The Ohio State commit is done for the year after tearing his ACL last weekend.

Hickman was injured in DePaul's win over Hudson Catholic last week. He sat out the Spartans' 59-28 loss to Don Bosco Prep on Friday.

Hickman finishes his career with 71 tackles, two interceptions and 15 pass breakups. Offensively, he hauled in 70 catches for 1,418 receiving yards and scored 22 total touchdowns.

The No. 11 safety recruit in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings, Hickman has been committed to Ohio State since April.

He was a onetime Rutgers lacrosse commit earlier in his high school career.

Hickman getting hurt now means he likely won't be fully healthy for training camp at Ohio State next summer. That will leave him a little behind in terms of development.

We'd imagine the Buckeyes will keep Hickman on scholarship and wait for him to heal. He's a talented player and it is common practice for schools to stick with recruits who suffer serious injuries.