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Son Of Ohio State Football Legend Commits To Buckeyes

A closeup of an Ohio State football helmet on the field.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: An 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)

Ohio State has gotten a commitment from Will Smith Jr., the son of legend Will Smith.

The three-star defensive end committed to the Buckeyes on Sunday afternoon after he was offered on Jan. 14.

Smith Jr. spoke to Eleven Warriors about the decision and confirmed that when he got the offer from OSU, it started to get pretty real.

"It’s obviously something I’ve been seriously thinking about since they offered last week," Smith Jr. said. "But even before that. I wasn’t focused on them as much as I was focused on the schools that had offered me but it was always something in my mind. So when it came, it just got real and I thought a lot about it and talked it over with my mom a lot. When I had a chance to get there for a visit (Saturday) and I was able to get some questions answered and just get a better feel for the coaches and the program."

Smith Jr.'s father (Smith Sr.) played at the school from 2000-03 and totaled 167 tackles along with 23 sacks before being a first-round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. He was tragically killed in a road rage incident in New Orleans in 2016.

Smith Jr. is currently the No. 14 player from his home state (Ohio) and the No. 71 defensive lineman recruit in the country, per 247Sports Composite.

He's also the No. 540 overall prospect, regardless of position.