The Buckeyes moved up to No. 5 in the nation with the pledge from Hamilton, who decommitted from Kentucky to make the choice to commit to the hometown team. Hamilton joins fellow in-state pledge Robert Landers, a four-star prospect from Huber Heights Wayne, among defensive tackles in the class.
The 6-4, 285-pounder is rated the No. 54 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 40 player in Ohio. He will join Pickerington natives Jacoby Boren and Patrick Elflein on the roster when he arrives in the summer.