The Buckeyes just added an in-state defensive lineman with a familiar name to their 2020 recruiting class.
Ty Hamilton, a 3-star defensive end recruit from Pickerington Central High School just committed to Ohio State.
He is the younger brother of current OSU defensive tackle Davon Hamilton and spent the weekend in Columbus on his official visit. He tweeted out the news Sunday afternoon.
“I’m staying home….. 100% committed I’m ready,” Hamilton wrote.
Ty Hamilton is ranked as the No. 46 strong side defensive end in the nation and the 907th-best player overall in the country.
While those numbers are lower than many Buckeye recruits, his offer list and bloodlines suggest he should outperform those rankings.
He picked OSU over offers from schools like Michigan, Michigan State, and Penn State. And his older brother was ranked even lower (998th overall, No. 63 DT) before earning a spot in the Buckeyes’ defensive line rotation. He has already played in 40 career games.
At 6-foot-3 and 250 lbs, it’s possible that Ty Hamilton will grow enough to slide inside to a defensive tackle spot. But he will almost certainly start his Buckeye career as a defensive end.
As a sophomore, he did a lot of stand-up edge rushing for his high school program. Last fall, as a junior, he did a mixture of that and playing with his hand on the ground.
He earned an OSU offer in late May, and then embarked on a series of official visits in June. First was Penn State, then the Buckeyes. He was scheduled to visit Michigan next weekend, but with Hamilton officially a Buckeye, that is presumably now off.
Much like former OSU defensive end Nick Bosa, Ty won’t get a chance to play with his older brother. Davon is a fifth-year senior in 2019, and will be out of eligibility before Ty enrolls.
But if the Buckeyes can get anything close to Davon’s production out of his younger brother, they will be thrilled to have another Hamilton on the team for another four years.
— ?TH11? (@tfhamilton02) June 16, 2019