What if I told you Ohio State's 2018 recruiting class could be even more star-studded than this year's haul, which featured a nation-high five five-star prospects?
Well, it's beginning to look more and more likely with each passing day, as the Buckeyes added its second four-star prospect less than 24 hours as Virginia Beach, Virginia, Bishop Sullivan linebacker Teradja Mitchell pledged his services during a ceremony at his high school Friday night.
The Mitchell File
- Class: 2018
- Size: 6-foot-2, 232 pounds
- Pos: LB
- School: Bishop Sullivan (Virginia Beach, VA)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 2 (ILB)
The 6-foot-2, 232-pound Mitchell is considered the second-best inside linebacker and No. 38 prospect overall in the Class of 2018. He picked Ohio State over finalists Florida State.
Mitchell made his first visit to Columbus last November for the double-overtime win over Michigan and returned last month to watch a spring practice. Those close to the program felt good about the Buckeyes' chances, but a fourth trip in the last year to Tallahassee had things trending toward the Seminoles as of late.
"Both schools can develop me into the best person I can be. They both are championship contenders and they have great business programs," Mitchell said. "Wherever my heart feels is the best place for me [is where I'll go]. I've been praying to God about it and taking my time."
Mitchell becomes the 12th member of Ohio State's 2018 recruiting class, joining five-star defensive tackle Taron Vincent, five-star quarterback Emory Jones, four-star offensive tackle Max Wray, four-star defensive ends Andrew Chatfield and Brenton Cox, four-star linebacker Dallas Gant, four-star cornerback Sevyn Banks, four-star safeties Josh Proctor and Jaiden Woodbey, four-star running back Brian Snead and four-star all-purpose back Jaelen Gill.
Eleven Warriors will have more on Mitchell's pledge soon.