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3-Star Wide Receiver Elijah Gardiner Commits To Ohio State

Former Missouri commit Eli Gardiner has committed to Ohio State as a final piece to the 2017 recruiting class.

The Ohio State 2017 recruiting class continues to grow as former Missouri commit Elijah Gardiner flipped his commitment from the Tigers to the Buckeyes on Jan. 30. 


A three-star wide receiver from Kemp, Texas, Gardiner adds a large frame to Ohio State's passing game. Standing 6-foot-4, he is the third receiver in the 2017 class. The Buckeyes also have verbal commitments from Trevon Grimes (6-foot-5) and Jaylen Harris (6-foot-5). 

Gardiner committed to Missouri on Nov. 7, but Ohio State made a late push for the Texas native after losing Tyjon Lindsey to Nebraska. The Buckeyes appeared to have hosted him on a visit during the Buckeyes junior day on Jan. 28, two days before getting his commitment. 


The Gardiner commitment gives the Buckeyes an even 20 in the 2017 class.

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