Four-Star Offensive Lineman Doug Nester Decommits from Ohio State, Signs With Virginia Tech

By David Wertheim on February 6, 2019 at 8:09 am
Doug Nester flipped to Virginia Tech on Wednesday.

Doug Nester is officially a Hokie.

The four-star offensive lineman from Ohio State's 2019 recruiting class signed with Virginia Tech on Wednesday, flipping his commitment from the Buckeyes to the Hokies.

Nester was Ohio State's first commitment in the 2019 class and had been committed to the Buckeyes for nearly 18 months before delaying his early enrollment and taking other visits following Urban Meyer's retirement.

His decision was ultimately about where he felt most comfortable, explaining that Blacksburg is just the right size, and not too far from family.

From the Herald Dispatch:

"Ohio State is always the best of the best and they continue to get great talent and great guys, but it's a big city and I don't know if I would fit in well there," Nester said. "Penn State is a great place - a small kind of town that is a city built around its campus. The town life is great and the guys are great, but it's a little too far. I feel like Virginia Tech is that happy medium. It's three hours away and only an hour away from my sisters."

Nester is the fourth prospect to decommit since Urban Meyer announced his retirement, joining 2019 defensive back Jordan Battle, 2020 safety Lejond Cavazos, and 2020 offensive lineman Jake Wray.

Nester was one of three offensive lineman committed to the Buckeyes in their 2019 class, joining five-star center Harry Miller and four-star tackle Ryan Jacoby.

Ohio State is hoping to close the class strong in the trenches with offensive linemen Enokk Vimahi and Dawand Jones as the primary targets. Both prospects will announce their decisions on Wednesday.

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