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4-Star Recruit Jayden Ballard Makes Ohio State Decision

A closeup of an ohio state football helmet.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 17: A detail of an Ohio State Buckeyes helmet during the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field on November 17, 2018 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

Ohio State's big recruiting weekend has only just begun but the school has already started getting commitments. The first of what could be many comes from a top wide receiver in the Class of 2021, Jayden Ballard.

During his visit to Ohio State on Friday, Ballard took to Twitter to announce he would be committing to the Buckeyes. The announcement included a picture of him posing with Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day and receivers coach Brian Hartline.

247Sports rates Ballard as a four-star prospect and the No. 125 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 22 wide receiver prospect in the country, and the No. 5 prospect from the state of Ohio.

Ballard's commitment gives Ohio State's Class of 2021 its third member, all of which are ranked four stars or better.

Ohio State has over two dozen other recruits in or currently heading to Columbus this weekend, so their next few recruiting classes could swell within a few days.

One of Ryan Day's goals has been to improve the Buckeyes' recruiting efforts with in-state recruits.

With Ballard joining the likes of Jack Sawyer and Paris Johnson Jr., both of whom are ranked No. 1 in the state of Ohio for their respective classes, it would seem his efforts are bearing fruit.