Three-star Tight End Sam Hart Commits to Ohio State, Giving the Buckeyes Their First Tight End in the 2021 Class

By Kevin Harrish on December 30, 2019 at 1:15 pm
Sam Hart

Ohio State landed its seventh player in the 2021 class on Monday afternoon when three-star tight end Sam Hart committed to the Buckeyes.

The Hart File

  • Class: 2021
  • Size: 6-foot-5/225
  • Pos: TE
  • School: Cherokee Trail (Aurora, CO)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★
  • Composite Rank: #15 (TE)

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound prospect out of Aurora, Colorado is rated as the No. 15 tight end in the class and the No. 365 player overall. His commitment gave the Buckeyes the No. 1-ranked 2021 class in the nation, passing Notre Dame to claim the top spot.

Hart joins Jack Sawyer, Kyle McCord, Marvin Harrison Jr., Ben Christman, Jayden Ballard and Reid Carrico as commits in the 2021 class.

Hart also holds offers from LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas and USC.

A versatile athlete that also plays defensive end and is a member of his high school wrestling team, Hart has plenty of upside and has the potential to develop into a big-time contributor as both a blocker and a pass-catcher at the college level.

“Almost every play, (Ohio State) had at least one tight end in and a lot of plays, they had two tight ends,” Hart told Eleven Warriors in November. “I think their tight ends had one or two catches on Saturday, which, I mean, that’s all right. I would like to get more, but that’s OK because they’re tight ends. You’re not gonna expect them to get 10 catches a game.

“I think they could build me as an all-around tight end because they’ll do a lot of blocking, and they’ll get you the ball. I’d be very versatile, and they’ll build you off the field too, as a great person.”

His commitment gives the Buckeyes their first tight end in the 2021 class as Ohio State will likely seek two in the recruiting cycle.

JACK SAWYER DE No. 2 No. 2 FEB 3, 2019
KYLE MCCORD QB No. 33 No. 5 (PRO-STYLE) APRIL 30, 2019
JAYDEN BALLARD WR No. 73 No. 11 JUNE 21, 2019
BEN CHRISTMAN OT No. 56 No. 10 JUNE 26, 2019
REID CARRICO LB No. 121 No. 4 (ILB) SEPT. 10, 2019
MARVIN HARRISON JR. WR No. 54 No. 8 OCT. 31, 2019
SAM HART TE No. 365 No. 15 DEC. 30, 2019
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