Less than two months ago, Doug Nester was making plans to enroll early at Ohio State. But on Wednesday, he will sign his letter of intent with Virginia Tech, flipping his commitment from the Buckeyes to the Hokies, he tells The Herald Dispatch.
Nester was Ohio State's first commitment in the 2019 class and had been committed to the Buckeyes for nearly 18 months before delaying his early enrollment and taking other visits following Urban Meyer's retirement.
His decision was ultimately about where he felt most comfortable, explaining that Blacksburg is just the right size, and not too far from family.
From the Herald Dispatch:
"Ohio State is always the best of the best and they continue to get great talent and great guys, but it's a big city and I don't know if I would fit in well there," Nester said. "Penn State is a great place - a small kind of town that is a city built around its campus. The town life is great and the guys are great, but it's a little too far. I feel like Virginia Tech is that happy medium. It's three hours away and only an hour away from my sisters."
Nester is the fourth prospect to decommit since Urban Meyer announced his retirement, joining 2019 defensive back Jordan Battle, 2020 safety Lejond Cavazos, and 2020 offensive lineman Jake Wray.
With Nester's flip, Ohio State now flips all its attention to offensive line targets Enokk Vimahi and Dawand Jones, both of whom will announce Wednesday.