The future stars of Ohio State football officially begin their college careers, as standouts from all over the country put pens to their National Letters of Intent.
The second commitment in Ohio State's 2019 class, Ryan Jacoby wanted to be a Buckeye.
The Jacoby File
- Class: 2019
- Size: 6-foot-5, 270 pounds
- Pos: OL
- School: Mentor (Mentor, OH)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 26 (OT)
After being offered in mid-January, Jacoby was pegged to join the Buckeyes almost immediately.
“This offer means a lot,” Jacoby told Eleven Warriors upon receiving the Ohio State offer. “It's the team I grew up watching and rooting for.”
Jacoby committed to Ohio State on March 1, spurning other offers from schools such as Boston College, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon and West Virginia.
Since then, Jacoby did not take any visits to other schools, despite turmoil at Ohio State in August, and again earlier this month when Urban Meyer announced he would be retiring after the Rose Bowl.
Just something about those home state guys...
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 19, 2018
Jacoby is teammates with another Ohio State signee, defensive end Noah Potter. As always, keeping the state of Ohio locked down is important every year for the Buckeyes, and that didn't change this cycle.
Ohio State has had a difficult time recruiting offensive lineman in 2019, but the addition of Jacoby is a major one that cannot be overlooked, as he has the potential to be a multi-year starter for the Buckeyes along the offensive line.
— Ryan Jacoby (@Ryan_Jacoby) December 5, 2018