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Greg Schiano's Son, Matt, Announces His College Commitment

A closeup of Greg Schiano with his hand on his chin.

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 15: Greg Schiano, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, watches the action during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Raymond James Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. San Francisco won the game 33-14. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The son of Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano will be playing college football. Matt Schiano announced his college decision on Friday.

Matt, a wide receiver/defensive back, announced his college decision on Twitter. He's committed to Amherst College.

"Excited to say that I will be committing to play football at Amherst College. Thank you to all my coaches, teammates, mentors, and family for getting me to where I am!" he tweeted.

Matt Schiano played in high school in Columbus. He played for Columbus Academy High in Gahanna, Ohio.

His dad, Greg, opted to stay at Ohio State this season despite interest elsewhere. He was reportedly offered the Tennessee job, but the Volunteers ended up pulling out of that amid social media outrage from its fan base.

The New England Patriots were reportedly interested in Schiano, too. But he's staying put with the Buckeyes for now.

Ohio State is set to open its season on Sept. 1.

The Buckeyes begin their 2018 campaign against Oregon State.