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5-Star Defensive Lineman Brenton Cox De-Commits From Ohio State

Two Ohio State football players performing the circle drill during a practice.

COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 18: The Ohio State Buckeyes perform the Circle Drill at midfield before the start of their annual Ohio State Spring Game at Ohio Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

The Buckeyes have lost one of their top recruits.

Brenton Cox, a five-star defensive lineman in the 2018 class, has announced some major recruiting news.

The 6-foot-4, 247-pound defensive end out of Georgia has de-committed from Ohio State.

"I Want to thank the whole OSU organization and fan base for welcoming me into the buckeye family, but I would like to decommit," he wrote on Twitter.

Cox is the No. 2 strong-side defensive end and No. 22 overall recruit in the 2018 class by 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

Alabama is believed to be a major player here.