Ohio State already has a pair of highly touted offensive tackles on its roster. Now the Buckeyes have a competition for the two spots that will be filled on the ends of the offensive line.
Nassau (N.Y.) Community College five-star offensive tackle Malcolm Pridgeon, the No. 4 overall junior college player for the class of 2016, signed with Ohio State on Feb. 3. He is the second five-star in the class, joining five-star defensive end Nick Bosa.
He chose the Buckeyes over Baylor, and his commitment gives OSU another viable option to replace Taylor Decker and Chase Farris. He still has a semester of school left, however, meaning he won’t be in Columbus for spring practice.
The Buckeyes vaulted up his list in late January when he took an official visit to Ohio State for the final weekend of the recruiting period. He joins four-star offensive tackle Michael Jordan, four-star offensive guards Gavin Cupp and Tyler Gerald and three-star center Jack Wohlabaugh as Ohio State’s offensive line signees in the class of 2016.
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