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Ohio State 5-Star Commit Taking Major Recruiting Visit

Two Ohio State football helmets

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines 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 Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

It appears Ohio State could be on the verge of a recruiting war with another top program. Five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. did commit to the Buckeyes earlier in his recruitment process, but he's still keeping his options open.

The Cincinnati native is the No. 4 recruit in the entire class of 2020, per 247Sports. Any program fortunate enough to land him will have an immediate impact player on their offensive line.

Ryan Day and the coaching staff have more than enough time to seal the deal with Johnson. Nonetheless, tension in the room is certainly rising for Ohio State.

Johnson is currently on an unofficial visit with Alabama, which marks his third trip in recent days. He also spent time with Tennessee and Georgia over the course of this week.

To make matters worse for fans of the Buckeyes, Johnson posted an image of himself in Crimson Tide gear.

Alabama already has the top recruiting class for 2020, anchored by defensive end Chris Braswell. There is no question that adding Johnson would solidify that incoming group as the best in the country.

Other schools interested in the five-star recruit includes Auburn, Clemson and Michigan State.

We'll see if Johnson ultimately decides to stick with original decision Ohio State.