5-Star Tight End Jeremy Ruckert Commits To Ohio State Buckeyes

The top-ranked high school tight end in the class of 2018 is headed to Ohio State.

Jeremy Ruckert, a four-star prospect and No. 1 tight end in the 247Sports composite ratings, announced his commitment to the Buckeyes on Monday. All but one commitment for Ohio State is ranked in the ESPN 300, and 10 of the 14 are ranked in the top 100 of the ESPN 300.

Ohio State's 14 ESPN 300 commits are the most of any program in 2018 as Miami is a close second, now holding on to 13 ESPN 300 prospects and Texas and Penn State are next with 10.

Ruckert has always been considered one of the nation's best at his position and was Ohio State's top TE target throughout the recruiting process, but he has sprung even higher in the rankings in recent months. The Lindenhurst, N.Y., product chose Ohio State from a final four that also included Michigan, Notre Dame and Wisconsin. Ruckert is the second NY native in Ohio State's class, joining four-star OT Matt Jones of Brooklyn Erasmus Hall.