Ohio State has landed a big off-season commitment from red-shirt Sophomore transfer, Offensive Lineman Josh Simmons.
The 6’6” 305-lb offensive lineman started all 13 games at right tackle for the San Diego State Aztecs. The former 4-star prospect in the class of 2021 was ranked 342nd according to 247sports, but played pretty well for SDSU. He only allowed 4 sacks during his short time starting for the team.
He gained interest from the Buckeyes immediately following his entrance to the portal. This subsequently led to a multi-day visit with the program. He also took visits Oklahoma and Florida before ultimately committing to become a Buckeye.
Coach Justin Frye has been trying his best to get things back on track with the offensive line group after Greg Studwara’s lackluster final few years of recruiting.
His commitment gives the Buckeyes a much needed fill-in at either tackle position, depending on coach Justin Frye’s preference. The offensive line has been a bit of a question mark for the Buckeyes following some departures for the draft. He would likely be competing for the starting right tackle role with Michalski and Tshabola who split the first-team reps all spring. A bit of healthy competition is good for a group that has had its issues of late.
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