Nick Bosa is finally, and publicly, a Buckeye. The country's 7th-ranked overall prospect and second-ranked defensive end committed Thursday, per his high school coach Roger Harriott. The news was first reported by 247Sports' Ryan Bartow.
The Bosa File
- Class: 2016
- Size: 6-4/265
- Pos: DE
- School: St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★★
- Composite Rank: 1 (SSDE)
Bosa first appeared on the Ohio State radar almost two years ago and has long been rumored to be a Buckeye "lock." His rare public comments have been rare, but when they've happened he's never denied a strong preference for the Buckeyes.
Florida, Florida State, Auburn and others have attempted to gain traction with the 6-foot-4, 265-pound defensive end but the longstanding relationships with Urban Meyer and Larry Johnson, Sr., as well as with the players on Ohio State's football team, gave the Buckeyes an early and insurmountable lead.
Just wanted to let everyone know I'm committed to THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY !!! pic.twitter.com/XZNcjRPHbQ— Nick Bosa (@nbsmallerbear) July 23, 2015
Despite the likelihood of a Buckeye pledge, Bosa took trips to Florida and Florida State in late July to solidify his choice but nothing changed: he was going to be the next Bosa to don the scarlet and gray. He's the younger brother of Ohio State junior All-American Joey Bosa and the nephew of former Buckeye standout Erik Kumerow.
Bosa is the 18 commitment in Ohio State's 2016 recruiting class and becomes the third defensive end in the class, joining Jonathon Cooper and Terrell Hall. Each player is ranked in the top 10 at the position nationally.
Eleven Warriors will have more on Nick Bosa's commitment soon.