Urban Meyer was pretty happy on Wednesday morning.
While most of college football's top recruits signed with their respective schools back in December, a few top-ranked players were waiting until Wednesday to make their announcements. Ohio State wound up getting one of the best-remaining players in Nicholas Petit-Frere.
Petit-Frere, a five-star offensive tackle from Tampa, Florida, announced his decision live on ESPN on Wednesday morning. He's a class of 2018 player who stands at 6-foot-6, 272 pounds. He chose the Buckeyes over Florida, Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, and others. He had 29 offers before committing.
According to ESPN, Petit-Frere is the highest-rated offensive lineman that Ohio State has had commit since it started tracking the top 300 recruits.
Petit-Frere's commitment gives Ohio State the top class in the country, per 247 Sports, however, that could change by the end of the day. Georgia, Texas and Alabama are hot on the Buckeyes' heels.
ESPN also aired Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer's reaction to landing Petit-Frere. Meyer reacted with a huge fist pump and appeared to mutter "boom" to himself. He's clearly excited about the prospect.
According to ESPN, Petit-Frere is the first top-rated offensive tackle not to sign with an SEC school in seven years. Big Ten fans will surely appreciate that fact.
Here's video of Meyer's reaction.
Petit-Frere, as noted, had 29 offers - Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Arkansas, Auburn, FIU, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Miami, NC State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas, Texas State, USC, Virginia, Duke and UCLA.