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Ohio State signs four-star edge rusher from Alabama
Ohio State signs four-star edge rusher from Alabama

College Football: Rose Bowl: Ohio State mascot Brutus Buckeye takes the field with cheerleaders carrying flags before the game against Washington at the Rose Bowl. Pasadena, CA 1/1/2019 Photo credit: Robert Beck (Photo by Robert Beck /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set number: X162398 TK1)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – The Ohio State Buckeyes have signed a four-star recruit who originally wanted to play for Alabama.

Zion Grady, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound edge rusher from Enterprise, AL, confirmed his commitment to Ohio State via social media at 11:16 a.m. Monday morning.

Grady, who will be inducted into the football class of 2025, is the 75thth Top candidate overall, 10th best edge rusher and sixth-best recruit from Alabama, according to 247Sports.com. He originally committed to Alabama last November, but changed course after head coach Nick Saban retired.

Other schools that hosted Grady included Miami, Florida State, Auburn and Tennessee before he visited Columbus over the weekend. The Buckeyes now have 10 top-100 prospects. Grady joins fellow defensive lineman recruits Zahir Mathis and London Merritt, who made their commitments in January and March, respectively.

In his final season at Charles Henderson High School, Grady recorded 82 total tackles, including 26 for loss, 10 sacks, 23 QB hurries and one interception.

The Buckeyes also secured the commitment of Westerville-born offensive lineman Jake Cook, who announced his decision on Sunday.

By Aurora