Four-Star Offensive Tackle Grant Toutant Flips Commitment From Penn State to Ohio State

By Kevin Harrish on June 9, 2019 at 9:01 pm
Ohio State flips four-star offensive tackle Grant Toutant from Penn State.
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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.

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.

OHIO STATE 2020 COMMITS
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.

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