Kennedale, Texas, five-star linebacker Baron Browning narrowed down his list of 40 scholarship offers to six school on Friday night, listing Ohio State alongside Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, TCU and UCLA.
Final 6.... pic.twitter.com/4mSb2An1Ma— Baron Browning (@baronbrwnng) November 18, 2016
The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder is considered the second-best outside linebacker and the No. 9 prospect overall in the Class of 2017. He will take an official visit to Columbus for the Nov. 26 game against Michigan, just three days before announcing his college decision.
Browning has also made trips to Alabama, Florida State and Michigan in recent weeks, and will use his fourth official visit for this weekend's USC-UCLA game in Los Angeles.
Ohio State has only one linebacker commit in its current class in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Pioneer's four-star Antjuan Simmons, but is the favorite at this point to land Browning. It is somewhat surprising he eliminated Texas, however, as many believed the home-state program was the biggest threat to the Buckeyes' chances.