McLaurin, a standout at Cathedral (Ind.) High School, gave his commitment on Sunday night. He was offered after impressing at Ohio State'S Friday camp.
"I am committing to one of the top schools in the country," McLaurin said to Scout.com. "It is very humbling and I don't take it for granted at all. This is an extremely big blessing for my family and I and the chance to play for The Ohio State University and coach Urban Meyer is a great opportunity that I am really looking forward to."
McLaurin was first offered by the new Purdue coaching staff in March and quickly became a priority prospect. The Boilermakers felt they had a hidden gem, but he soon became a commodity.
Purdue was one of three finalists for McLaurin's services, but the offer from Ohio State was the difference-maker in his recruitment.