By Tim Whelan Jr., USA TODAY High School Sports | February 7, 2018
The nation’s top-ranked offensive tackle is headed to Columbus.
Five-star offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere of Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Fla.) announced in a ceremony at school on Wednesday that he is committing to Ohio State.
Petit-Frere’s announcement was televised on ESPNU.
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The nation’s No. 7 recruit according to the USA TODAY High School Sports football composite player rankings, Petit-Frere also had Alabama, Florida, Michigan and Notre Dame as his finalists.
During the season, Petit-Frere officially visited Notre Dame and Michigan but waited until the last three weeks to visit Ohio State, Alabama, and Florida.
Petit-Frere joins what is already the nation’s second-ranked recruiting class, with two five-stars and 19 four-stars having committed to the Buckeyes entering the day.
Add one more five-star to that list.