Three-Star Offensive Lineman Jakob James Commits to Ohio State

By David Wertheim on January 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Jakob James

As the Buckeyes look to build momentum toward Ryan Day's debut campaign as Ohio State's head coach, they secured another pledge on the recruiting trail as 2020 three-star offensive tackle Jakob James pledged to the Buckeyes this evening.

James is a three-star prospect out of Greater Catholic League powerhouse Elder High School in Cincinnati. Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing in at 275 pounds, the offensive lineman has an ideal frame for the position. 

The James File

  • Class: 2020
  • Size: 6-foot-5, 275 pounds
  • Pos: OT
  • School: Elder (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★
  • Composite Rank: NA

James is not currently rated in the 247Sports composite rankings, but 247Sports itself ranks James as the No. 630 overall prospect in the class of 2020, the No. 69 offensive tackle and the No. 17 player in Ohio.

With 20 FBS offers, including offers from schools such as Michigan, Penn State, West Virginia and Kentucky, it is reasonable to expect that James' ranking will rise some. 

The Buckeyes now have seven commitments in the class of 2020, with three of them coming from offensive linemen: James, five-star Paris Johnson, and four-star Luke Wypler. All seven of Ohio State's 2020 commitments currently reside on the offensive side of the ball. James joins Johnson (also from Cincinnati) as commitments in the class from the state of Ohio.

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