Three-star Offensive Lineman Josh Fryar Commits to Ohio State

By Taylor Lehman on July 4, 2019 at 12:15 pm
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Indiana three-star offensive lineman Josh Fryar has committed to Ohio State, he announced via Twitter on Thursday.

Fryar, who is listed as a center but can play other positions on the offensive line, chose the Buckeyes over Indiana, Penn State, Purdue and Oregon. He is the No. 2 prospect out of Indiana. 

The Fryar File

  • Class: 2020
  • Size: 6-foot-5, 294 lbs.
  • Pos: OT
  • School: Beech Grove (Beech Grove, Indiana)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★
  • Composite Rank: 8 (OG)

While Fryar had offers from big programs like Alabama, Florida State, Oklahoma and others, Fryar essentially narrowed his recruiting focus to Indiana and Ohio State. His father, Jeff, was a legendary offensive lineman under former head coach Bill Mallory at Indiana, and the opportunity to stay close to home was there for the center. 

The atmosphere he felt at Ohio State's spring game in April juxtaposed with the intimate and genuine feeling he had during Ohio State's Buckeye Bash & Barbecue on June 21 provided a place where he felt home away from home though. Fryar also made a visit to Ohio State spring practice.

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. 71 No. 2 (PRO-STYLE) JULY 1, 2018
LUKE WYPLER C No. 61 No. 1 JULY 7, 2018
JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA WR No. 89 No. 18 NOVEMBER 4, 2018
GEE SCOTT JR. WR No. 66 No. 13 DECEMBER 25, 2018
JAKOB JAMES OG No. 793 No. 71 (OT) JANUARY 21, 2019
TREY LEROUX OT No. 1,076 No. 92 MARCH 11, 2019
LEJOND CAVAZOS CB No. 251 No. 20 (S) APRIL 12, 2019
JULIAN FLEMING WR No. 5 No. 1 MAY 31, 2019
JAKE SEIBERT K N/A No. 2 JUNE 4, 2019
GRANT TOUTANT OT No. 385 No. 32 JUNE 9, 2019
TY HAMILTON DE No. 779 No. 39 (SDE) JUNE 16, 2019
CLARK PHILLIPS CB No. 46 No. 4  JUNE 21, 2019
CODY SIMON LB No. 153 No. 10 (OLB) JUNE 29, 2019
DARRION HENRY DT No. 121 No. 11 JUNE 29, 2019
JOE ROYER TE No. 496 No. 13 JULY 2, 2019
MITCHELL MELTON LB No. 657 No. 43 (OLB) JULY 3, 2019
CAMERON MARTINEZ ATH No. 370 No. 21 JULY 4, 2019
JOSH FRYAR OL No. 414 No. 8 (OG) JULY 4, 2019

The Indiana center becomes the No. 19 commitment of Ohio State's 2020 class and the sixth offensive line commitment. He is one of four offensive line commits that are rated outside of the top-300 and will likely need to redshirt a year. While he is classified as a center, he can play guard or tackle in Columbus. 

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