Schmidt Gives Pledge To Buckeyes

Ohio State gained another commitment for the class of 2015 when three-star offensive lineman Grant Schmidt issued a verbal commitment to the Buckeyes coaching staff. He marks the fifth commitment for this class and the second in as many days.

Ohio State has landed its second verbal commitment in as many days and its fifth overall for the class of 2015. Sioux Falls (S.D.) Roosevelt three-star offensive lineman Grant Schmidt gave his pledge to the Buckeyes on Monday while in Columbus.

He joins Eric Glover-Williams, Jamel Dean, Joey Burrow and Tyler Green as players pledged for the class of 2015, and his arrival was announced with Ohio State director of player personnel Mark Pantoni's signature "Boom!" tweet.

The South Dakota native already held an offer when he arrived for Ohio State's one-day camp on Sunday and turned in a solid performance at the camp. As recruiting analyst Allen Trieu noted, "He moved around a little bit from left tackle to guard and seems more comfortable at his natural position of left tackle. That said he could have a future inside based on his size and skill set. He still has to get stronger and improve technically, but he has upside based on his 6-foot-6, 275-pound frame and athleticism."

If he signs with Ohio State in February, he will become the first South Dakota native to be a scholarship football player for the Buckeyes. He also held offers from Minnesota, Iowa State, Cincinnati, North Carolina, Rutgers, Utah and Washington State.

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