Josh Proctor, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound safety from Owasso (Okla.) announced his commitment to the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday. Proctor was also considering offers from schools like Oklahoma and Texas in the Big 12 region.
Proctor feels like it may come as a surprise to some in the local area that he is going to be playing out of state.
"Very," Proctor answered when asked if it was going to shock some that he was considering leaving the region so seriously. "They knew I grew up here and I got family that played at OU, so they expect me to play at home."
"Definitely just relationships with the coaches. Its somewhere that I can fit in and play."
Proctor confirmed his decision to play for the Buckeyes by announcing the decision on Twitter.
"First and foremost I would like to thank all of my coaches and family, and most important of all God," Proctor explained. "I would like t thank all of the coaches and universities that offered me, but there is only one school that truly fitted me.
With that being said, for the next three-four years I will be suiting up for the Scarlet and Gray. I am officially an Ohio State Buckeye!"
Proctor will play in the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game.
He is rated as a Scout four-star prospect, the No. 15 safety prospect nationally, and the No. 2 overall prospect in Oklahoma.
Proctor becomes the seventh member of Ohio State's 2018 recruiting class and the second safety, joining fellow four-star Jaiden Woodbey.