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Ohio State Lands Commitment From In-State Lineman

Ohio State cheerleaders running onto the field.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: A general view of the Alabama and Ohio State bands on the field during the pregame activities prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

The 2019 recruiting cycle is almost finished, but Ohio State's 2020 class is already starting to come into form. After already securing half a dozen commitments, including the top wide receiver in the country, the Buckeyes have added another player to their 2020 class.

In-state three-star offensive lineman Jakob James announced on Monday that he was verbally committing to the Buckeyes for 2020.

James hails from Cincinnati (OH) Elder.

This is a dream come true... Officially Committed!!

In a statement on Twitter, James thanked Ohio State head coach Ryan Day and the coaching staff for extending the offer and welcoming his commitment.

Per 247Sports, James is the No. 630 prospect in the country, the No. 69 offensive tackle in the country, and the No. 16 prospect from the state of Ohio.

James joins an Ohio State recruiting class for 2020 that already has commitments from five-star wide receiver Paris Johnson Jr., as well as five four-star recruits.

As of this writing, the Buckeyes have the No. 3 ranked recruiting class in the country for 2020 behind Alabama and LSU, according to 247Sports.

Given that Ohio State's 2019 class is currently third in the Big Ten and 13th in the country, Ryan Day is off to a good start for the first class of prospects that he has had a full hand in recruiting.