Another day, another in-state recruit for Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day. Ohio State just added its 12th commitment to their Class of 2020 with the addition of Ty Hamilton.
Speaking to Lettermen Row on Sunday, Hamilton revealed that he would be committing to the Buckeyes. Ohio State was one of three schools on his radar, alongside Penn State and Michigan.
“I looked over those three schools and I asked myself what school would give methe best chance to be a difference maker — Ohio State was the one,” Hamilton told Lettermen Row on Sunday afternoon. “So, after talking to my parents today, I’ve decided to commit to Ohio State.”
247Sports rates Hamilton as a three-star prospect and the No. 920 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 47 strong-side defensive end in the country, and the No. 31 prospect from the state of Ohio.
Hamilton is the fifth in-state recruit to join the Buckeyes in the last year, and the second to commit this month.
He also happens to be the brother of Ohio State defensive tackle Davon Hamilton, who is set to play his senior season this year.
Hamilton credited his brother's success as well as the presence of defensive line coach Larry Johnson for contributing to his decision.
“Seeing my brother already walking through that door, that just made me think that I can do the same. Plus, who wouldn’t want to be coached by the best defensive line coach in America?”
With 12 recruits now in the fold, the Buckeyes are the third-largest recruiting class in the Big Ten behind Northwestern and Minnesota.