Football Recruiting

Buckeyes Add Another Offensive Lineman To 2019 Class

Ohio State’s 2019 recruiting class now has its second member, offensive lineman Ryan Jacoby from Mentor, Ohio.

Jacoby is a 4-star prospect, ranked as the 10th-best player in the state of Ohio and the 39th-best player at the offensive tackle position.

He helped lead his high school team, the Mentor Cardinals, to the Ohio Division One Championship Game last fall, where they fell to Pickerington Central, 56-28. It’s the same high school that current Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky attended, and also the home of 4-star defensive end prospect Noah Potter. He’s another of the Buckeyes’ top 2019 targets, and the younger brother of current OSU basketball player Micah Potter.

Jacoby joins Doug Nester, another 4-star offensive tackle, in the Buckeyes’ 2019 class.

The Buckeyes offered Jacoby a scholarship back in January, and he has been considered a heavy Buckeye lean ever since.

Thursday, he made his decision official on Twitter. He thanked his family, coaches, and “all the people around me who have supported me throughout my football career.”

He chose the Buckeyes over offers from schools like Michigan, Oregon, and West Virginia.

With potentially four or five offensive lineman leaving the program after the 2018 season, it is considered a position of need in the upcoming class.

Urban Meyer’s staff will likely look to add at least two or three more lineman during this cycle.