Ohio State appears to have gotten some serious help on its offensive line this week.
This past Wednesday, Ohio State scored a huge recruiting win, landing the services of 5-star offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere. Petit-Frere chose the Buckeyes over a number of other programs, including Florida and Michigan.
Petit-Frere, according to ESPN, was the top-ranked offensive tackle in the class. This is the first time in seven years that the top-ranked offensive tackle didn't wind up deciding to play for an SEC school. That alone should have Buckeyes fans excited.
Petit-Frere's commitment helped the Buckeyes secure the second-best class in the country. Ohio State only finds itself behind Georgia, which had a monster recruiting year.
Here's what the five-star commit had to say on Twitter after his commitment:
"I would like to firstly thank God for guiding me through my process of college recruiting. His grace has placed me where I am today and I am very grateful. I would also like to thank my mom for being such an important part of my life and raising me to be the best that I can be as a person in all walks of life.
I also want to give thanks to the entire Berkeley Prep High school community for their great support during my process. I would also like to thank my teammates because of the lifetime of memories we created on the field. Lastly I want to give thanks to all of my high school coaches and especially my Head Coach Dominick Ciao for his teaching and support throughout high school.
To conclude my process I am proud to announce that I will be attending The Ohio State University to further my academic and football career. #GoBucks #DevelopedHere #Supreme18 #NSD18"
MaxPreps has a great highlight film that shows what Petit-Frere can do on the field. It won't take you long to realize that he's a freak.
Petit-Frere, right now, stands at 6-foot-6, 272 pounds. He's going to be even scarier when he bulks up in Ohio State's weight room.