Ohio State has added a big piece to the offensive line.
George Fitzpatrick, a four-star tackle prospect from Englewood, Colo., announced his commitment to the Buckeyes on Friday afternoon, becoming the second offensive lineman in Ohio State's recruiting class of 2022.
The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Fitzpatrick is ranked as the 27th-best offensive tackle and the second highest-ranked player in the state of Colorado for the class of 2022, per 247Sports’ composite rankings.
The Fitzpatrick File
- Class: 2022
- Size: 6-foot-6/285 lbs.
- Pos: OT
- School: Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, CO)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 292 (27 OT)
As a junior, Fitzpatrick helped lead Cherry Creek High School to a perfect 9-0 season and a Class 5A state championship. The Bruins clinched their second straight title by defeating arch rival Valor Christian 21-0 on Dec. 5 to seal the repeat. As a senior, Fitzpatrick will have a chance to finish his high school career by winning a championship three straight years.
After being recruited by Ohio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and running backs coach Tony Alford, Fitzpatrick becomes the 17th commitment for the 2022 class. His decision comes after he took an official visit to campus on June 6, then visited Michigan, Florida, Oklahoma and Oregon later in the month.
Along with four-star prospect Tegra Tshabola, Fitzpatrick is the second offensive lineman to commit to the Buckeyes for the class of 2022. He's a likely candidate to redshirt as a freshman, as Paris Johnson Jr. seems destined to replace Thayer Munford at left tackle next season while Dawand Jones, Ben Christman or another player already entrenched in the system figures to get the first shot to succeed Nicholas Petit-Frere at right tackle.
|QB||QUINN EWERS||★★★★★||#1 NATL | #1 QB||6-3 | 206||Southlake Carroll (Southlake, TX)|
|CB||JAHEIM SINGLETARY||★★★★★||#13 NATL | #5 CB||6-1 | 170||Robert E. Lee (Jacksonville, FL)|
|LB||C.J. HICKS||★★★★★||#18 NATL | #2 LB||6-3 | 220||Archbishop Alter (Dayton, OH)|
|WR||CALEB BURTON||★★★★★||#33 NATL | #3 WR||6-0 | 165||Lake Travis (Austin, TX)|
|LB||GABE POWERS||★★★★||#38 NATL | #3 LB||6-4 | 230||Marysville (Marysville, OH)|
|CB||TERRANCE BROOKS||★★★★||#58 NATL | #8 CB||5-11 | 190||Little Elm (Little Elm, TX)|
|WR||KALEB BROWN||★★★★||#60 NATL | #5 WR||5-11 | 177||St. Rita (Chicago, IL)|
|WR||KOJO ANTWI||★★★★||#115 NATL | #16 WR||6-0 | 190||Lambert (Suwanee, GA)|
|CB||JYAIRE BROWN||★★★★||#120 NATL | #13 CB||6-0 | 178||Lakota West (West Chester, OH)|
|WR||KYION GRAYES||★★★★||#151 NATL | #21 WR||6-1 | 170||Chandler (Chandler, AZ)|
|OT||TEGRA TSHABOLA||★★★★||#185 NATL | #19 OT||6-5 | 340||Lakota West (West Chester, OH)|
|RB||DALLAN HAYDEN||★★★★||#234 NATL | #24 RB||5-11 | 195||Christian Brothers (Memphis, TN)|
|OT||GEORGE FITZPATRICK||★★★★||#292 NATL | #27 OT||6-6 | 285||Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, CO)|
|TE||BENJI GOSNELL||★★★★||#319 NATL | #13 TE||6-4 | 225||East Surry (Pilot Mountain, NC)|
|TE||BENNETT CHRISTIAN||★★★★||#348 NATL | #14 TE||6-6 | 235||Allatoona (Acworth, GA)|
|CB||RYAN TURNER||★★★||#371 NATL | #35 CB||6-0 | 180||Chaminade-Madonna Prep (Hollywood, FL)|
|ATH||KYE STOKES||★★★||#415 NATL | #36 ATH||6-2 | 185||Armwood (Seffner, FL)|
|Prospect Rating Data: 247Sports|
Fitzpatrick is expected to play tackle for the Buckeyes. His commitment strengthens what is already ranked the No. 1 recruiting class in the country by 247Sports. With Fitzpatrick in the fold, OSU may add two more offensive linemen to round out the position group.