Ohio State landed yet another commitment from one of the nation's top-rated underclassmen when Montvale, New Jersey, St. Joseph Regional four-star offensive guard Luke Wypler pledged his services to the Buckeyes this afternoon, just days after he announced his final two schools.
The Wypler File
- Class: 2020
- Size: 6-foot-4, 285 pounds
- Pos: OG
- School: St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 3 (OG)
The 6-foot-4, 285-pound Wypler is considered the third-best offensive guard and No. 75 prospect overall in the Class of 2020, though he currently plays tackle for the Green Knights. He picked Ohio State over finalist Stanford and nearly two dozen other offers from programs such as Boston College, Duke, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State and Wisconsin.
The Buckeyes extended a scholarship offer to Wypler back in March, but his relationship with defensive coordinator and area recruiter Greg Schiano goes back much further than that. In fact, they met when Wypler attended a youth camp at Rutgers when Schiano was the head coach in 2010.
The two caught up again during the Buckeyes’ satellite camp with the Scarlet Knights at the beginning of June. Wypler then made his first and only trip to campus a little over a week later.
"[It's] such a historic school that has produced football legends,” Wypler told Eleven Warriors.
After a string of visits that included a trip to Palo Alto to the see the Cardinal, Wypler announced a Final 2 of Ohio State and Stanford in early July. He did not indicate a timeline for a decision, but it was clear one would follow soon thereafter.
Wypler becomes the fifth member of Ohio State's 2020 recruiting class, joining Cincinnati St. Xavier five-star tackle Paris Johnson Jr. and Georgia four-star tackle Jake Wray along the offensive line.