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4-Star Recruit Clark Phillips Announces Commitment

Ohio State's band does a performance against Ohio.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 06: The Ohio State Buckeyes marching band perform before the game against the Ohio Bobcats at Ohio Stadium on September 6, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Clark Phillips, the No. 4 cornerback in the 2020 class, announced his commitment this afternoon. The final four teams on his list were Cal, Ohio State, Notre Dame and UCLA.

Phillips is the No. 46 overall recruit and the No. 4 cornerback in the country, per 247Sports. He's the type of recruit that can tip the scales of the recruiting rankings.

Although Phillips played high school in California, the four-star recruit won't be staying close to home to play college football. Instead, he'll be heading to one of the toughest conferences in the country.

Phillips announced on CBS Sports HQ that he’s committing to Ohio State.

The four-star cornerback told 247Sports' Steve Wiltfong that the Buckeyes' coaching staff played a major role in his decision.

The Buckeyes have the No. 5 recruiting class according to 247Sports’ rankings. Only Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Georgia rank above Ohio State.

Ryan Day’s 2020 class has 13 commits, which includes a pair of five-star recruits in Julian Fleming and Paris Johnson Jr.

Urban Meyer’s departure from Ohio State hasn't affected the program's ability to recruit elite talent. The gap between the Buckeyes and the second-best recruiting class in the conference is quite notable.

Ohio State is far from done as it pertains to adding more players to its 2020 class.