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ESPN Says Ohio State DT Taron Vincent Will Be An "Instant Impact" Freshman

A general view of Ohio State's football stadium ahead of a Michigan game.

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: A general view of Ohio Stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Which Ohio State freshman will make the fastest impact next season?

There are certainly plenty to choose from in the nation's No. 1 ranked recruiting class.

Eight players have already enrolled in Columbus--seven four-star prospects and one five-star. The rest of the class is equally deep and talented.

While the Buckeyes bring back plenty of talent in 2018, there is always room for a standout freshman to crack the lineup.

ESPN has named the instant impact freshman for each top 25 team. Ohio State is the No. 3 team in the rankings.

For the Buckeyes, five-star defensive tackle Taron Vincent is listed as the frosh with the best chance to contribute from the jump.

Vincent is the highest-rated recruit in the class, checking in at No. 20 in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. That's one spot ahead of fellow five-star Ohio State signee Tyreke Johnson.

Here's what ESPN had to say about Vincent:

The Buckeyes played 14 freshmen this past season, which tied a high for coach Urban Meyer at Ohio State. The team has a lot of youth returning, so there likely won't be many spots with opportunities to get significant playing time. Vincent is a five-star and could work his way into the rotation along the defensive line. With defensive ends Sam Hubbard and Tyquan Lewis leaving, ESPN 300 defensive end Tyreke Smith might be able to see the field, as well. On offense, tight end Jeremy Ruckert is the No. 1 ranked tight end in the class and could give the Buckeyes another pass-catcher early in the season.

Do you agree with the Worldwide Leader, Buckeye fans? Or will someone other than Vincent burst onto the scene in year one?

Ohio State opens up its 2018 season against Oregon State on Sept. 1.