Ohio State landed four-star linebacker Reid Carrico out of Ironton, Ohio on Tuesday morning.
The Carrico File
- Class: 2021
- Size: 6-foot-3, 225 lbs
- Pos: ILB
- School: Ironton (Ironton, OH)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: #3 (ILB)
The nation's No. 3 interior linebacker in the 2021 class and No. 126 player overall, Carrico becomes Ohio State's fifth commitment in the class and is the latest mark of the Buckeyes' early in-state dominance on the recruiting trail in the cycle.
With Carrico in the fold, Ohio State now holds commitments from four of the top five prospects in the state of Ohio with over 15 months to go before signing day.
Five-star defensive end Jack Sawyer (PIckerington North), four-star offensive tackle Ben Christman (Richfield) and four-star wide receiver Jayden Ballard (Massilon Washington) were already committed. Four-star wide receiver Lorenzo Styles Jr. is the only top-five Ohioan not committed to Ohio State, and he's a target of the Buckeyes.
This is Al Washington's first major recruiting win since his arrival at Ohio State as Carrico committed to the Buckeyes over Clemson. Carrico also had offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas, Wisconsin and a boatload of other programs.
He's the No. 126 overall prospect and the fifth-ranked Ohioan in 2021, per the 247Sports composite rankings. Carrico has a chance to rise, though. Per solely the 247Sports ratings, he's the No. 34 overall prospect and the top-ranked inside linebacker in the nation.
|NAME||POSITION||OVERALL RANKING||POSITION RANKING||DATE OF COMMITTMENT|
|JACK SAWYER||DE||No. 2||No. 2||FEB 3, 2019|
|KYLE MCCORD||QB||No. 29||No. 5 (PRO-STYLE)||APRIL 30, 2019|
|JAYDEN BALLARD||WR||No. 74||No. 12||JUNE 21, 2019|
|BEN CHRISTMAN||OT||No. 50||No. 9||JUNE 26, 2019|
|REID CARRICO||LB||No. 126||No. 3 (ILB)||SEPT. 10, 2019|