Ohio State football: Tight end commit talks 2022 recruiting class

Bennett Christian, who is a 6’6 tight end out of Allatoona High School in Georgia, committed to Ohio State in early September. The 3-star recruit discussed the Buckeyes’ 2022 recruiting class, which is ranked #3 in the nation right now but is expected to make a major jump in the next few weeks.

Christian, among other Ohio State 2022 commits, sent shockwaves through the Buckeyes fanbase with a barrage of tweets on Tuesday night. The following day, Quinn Ewers (#1 2022 QB) de-committed from Texas and is projected to switch to Ohio State. Ewers isn’t the only one that could be added to OSU’s star-studded class.

Caleb Burton (#1 2022 WR) and Domani Jackson (#1 2022 CB) have also earned multiple crystal ball predictions for Ohio State according to 247 Sports. Not to mention that two other players, Will Johnson (#3 2022 CB) and Zach Rice (#2 2022 OT), put Ohio State in their Instagram bios earlier this week.

“It’s a really big brotherhood vibe already and the talent that we’re about to be adding to this commitment list is going to be crazy,” Christian explained. “I can tell you they’re really good people, they’re amazing athletes, and without a doubt, we’re going to be the #1 class in the nation in a few weeks here.”

Christian is the 19th ranked tight end in his class and committed to Ohio State over scholarship offers from Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Penn State, Tennessee, and others. He announced his decision to join the Buckeyes on Sept. 1, 2020, via Twitter following an unofficial visit to Columbus in mid-August.

“I think the main thing that led me to that decision was the relationship with the coaches and the facts that there’s a winning atmosphere up there. That stuff together made it really appealing from the get-go,” Christian said. “When I took the visit up there, it kind of sealed the deal for me.”

He also went on to discuss how the coaching staff has remained in contact with him since his commitment:  “It really shows that I made the right decision because they’re still recruiting me in areas even after I committed. I feel like it was a place that I could really impact the program. I can’t wait to contribute to that a year and a half from now.”