After missing on the position in the current cycle, the interior of the defensive line is an area of extreme importance for Ohio State's recruiting class in 2017.
On Tuesday, the Buckeyes added a key piece to that group by landing a commitment from four-star defensive tackle Haskell Garrett from Las Vegas' Bishop Gorman.
The Garrett File
- Class: 2017
- Size: 6-2/280
- Pos: DT
- School: Gorman (Las Vegas)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 4 (DT)
Garrett's commitment was a surprise to everyone, including the Ohio State coaching staff, but he's a welcomed addition to the group.
Garrett announced the commitment via his personal Twitter account.
Blessed and Happy to announce that I've verbally committed to Ohio State University #Buckeyes @Hayesfawcett3 pic.twitter.com/M24GYDLAqo— Haskell Garrett (@HaskellGarrett) February 9, 2016
Garrett, a 6-foot-2, 280-pound defensive tackle, is listed as the nation's 78th overall prospect in the 2017 class by 247Sports' composite rankings and is the No. 4-ranked defensive tackle. He also has offers from Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Texas A&M and Oregon, among others.
According to 247Sports, Garrett was offered by the Buckeyes on Feb. 2. In December, Garrett listed Notre Dame as his favorite but committed to the Buckeyes today despite never visiting the school.
Garrett is Ohio State's 11th commit in the 2017 class. The Buckeyes' class currently ranks No. 1 in the country. Garrett is the second defensive tackle already committed in the class, joining four-star Jerron Cage out of Cincinnati.
Eleven Warriors will have more on Garrett's commitment soon.