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Ohio State gained another major piece for its second-ranked recruiting class on Friday night when inside linebacker Teradja Mitchell committed.
From Bishop Sullivan High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Mitchell picked OSU over Florida State. He held offers from 32 schools, including Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Michigan, Texas and Stanford.
"Committed 110 percent to the Ohio State University," Mitchell posted on Twitter.
Mitchell, 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds, is ranked No. 1 among inside linebacker prospects by Rivals and 45th among overall prospects. The 247Sports composite average of major recruiting services has him as the No. 2 inside linebacker and 30th overall.
His choice of Ohio State was major for a couple of reasons, Rivals analyst Marc Givler said.
"There aren't a lot of holes on the Ohio State roster looking forward, but middle linebacker is one," Givler said. "Ohio State had to convert a couple of outside linebackers to the 'mike' position this offseason, so a true physical presence in the middle in this recruiting class was needed.
"Mitchell is definitely that. He is a classic throwback inside linebacker that loves to hit."
Four-star defensive-edge player commits to 2018 class
Andrew Chatfield, a four-star defensive edge player from Plantation, Florida, committed to the Ohio State 2018 recruiting class via Twitter on Thursday night.
"It's been a long ride and a tough decision, but I'd like to announce my commitment to Ohio State University," wrote Chatfield, 6 feet 2, 210 pounds, of American Heritage High School. "My word is bond."
He became the 11th member of an OSU class that currently is No. 2 in the country in the 247sports composite, an average of the major recruiting services rankings. Chatfield is considered the 15th best weak-side defensive end prospect in the nation by 247sports while rivals.com rates him the 13th best outside linebacker prospect.