Four-star Richfield offensive tackle Ben Christman has committed to Ohio State, the 2021 prospect announced via Twitter.
COMMITTED— Ben Christman (@bigbenchristman) June 26, 2019
I'm staying HME...#GoBucks#BuckeyeNation
Dreams to Reality... O-H! pic.twitter.com/kHxch52jIH
Christman chose the Buckeyes over offers from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, LSU, Michigan and Michigan State.
The Christman File
- Class: 2021
- Size: 6-foot-6, 299 lbs.
- Pos: OT
- School: Revere (Richfield, Ohio)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 9 (OT)
The second-ranked 2021 Ohio prospect was in Columbus for a visit in March during spring practice, and he was one of many visitors during Ohio State's big June 21 weekend.
Christman is the fourth commitment in Ohio State's 2021 recruiting class. With his pledge, the Buckeyes now have three of the top-five Ohioans in his class wrapped up, including the top two players in the state.
As a sophomore, Christman was named Third Team All-State and First Team All-District.
|NAME||POSITION||OVERALL RANKING||POSITION RANKING||DATE OF COMMITTMENT|
|JACK SAWYER||DE||No. 2||No. 1||FEB 3, 2019|
|KYLE MCCORD||QB||No. 51||No. 5 (PRO-STYLE)||APRIL 30, 2019|
|JAYDEN BALLARD||WR||No. 110||No. 20||JUNE 21, 2019|
|BEN CHRISTMAN||OT||No. 44||No. 9||JUNE 26, 2019|
As with most offensive linemen, he will likely need to take a redshirt year to develop his body into more of a Big Ten frame. But at 6-foot-6 and nearly 300 pounds, he gives Mickey Marotti and the training staff a massive from to work with.
Ohio State has the third-ranked 2021 class in the nation and the top-ranked class in the Big Ten.