Ohio State has another recruiting win over Penn State.
The Buckeyes got a big commitment on Sunday evening when four-star offensive tackle Grant Toutant announced his flip from Penn State to Ohio State.
Please respect my decision, no interviews pic.twitter.com/01UKIEyrQU— Grant Toutant (@toutant_grant) June 10, 2019
The Toutant File
- Class: 2020
- Size: 6-foot-7/320 pounds
- Pos: OT
- School: De La Salle Collegiate (Warren, MI)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: #25 (OT)
As the No. 25 offensive tackle prospect in the country, Toutant gives the Buckeyes their fifth offensive line commitment of the 2020 recruiting class, joining five-star Paris Johnson Jr., four-star Luke Wypler, three-star Jakob James and three-star Trey Leroux.
Toutant is the 11th total commit for the Buckeyes' class of 2020.
Five of the 11 commits in the class have come from offensive linemen, which isn't surprising given the priority put on recruiting the position – currently lacking in depth – for the 2020 class. Four of the five offensive line commits – Toutant, Johnson, Leroux and James – are offensive tackles, and three of them stand at least 6-foot-7.
Toutant becomes the second big recruiting win for the Buckeyes over Penn State in just over a week, as Ohio State landed five-star Pennsylvania wide receiver Julian Fleming over the Nittany Lions two Fridays ago.
|NAME||POSITION||OVERALL RANKING||POSITION RANKING||DATE OF COMMITTMENT|
|PARIS JOHNSON JR.||OT||NO. 8||NO. 1||JUNE 28, 2018|
|JACK MILLER||QB||NO. 72||NO. 2 (PRO-STYLE)||JULY 1, 2018|
|LUKE WYPLER||C||NO. 61||NO. 1||JULY 7, 2018|
|JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA||WR||NO. 86||NO. 18||NOVEMBER 4, 2018|
|GEE SCOTT JR.||WR||NO. 67||NO. 14||DECEMBER 25, 2018|
|JAKOB JAMES||OG||NO. 747||NO. 67 (OT)||JANUARY 21, 2019|
|TREY LEROUX||OT||NO. 1,020||NO. 93||MARCH 11, 2019|
|LEJOND CAVAZOS||CB||NO. 253||NO. 20 (S)||APRIL 12, 2019|
|JULIAN FLEMING||WR||NO. 5||NO. 1||MAY 31, 2019|
|JAKE SEIBERT||K||N/A||NO. 1||JUNE 4, 2019|
|GRANT TOUTANT||OT||NO. 324||NO. 27||JUNE 9, 2019|
The commitment strengthens Ohio State's hold on the top-ranked class in the Big Ten, and puts its 2020 class at No. 8 in the nation.
Toutant is the first Michigan native to commit to play for the Buckeyes since Michael Jordan in the class of 2016.