Ohio State football team gets commitment from four-star recruit before Spring Game

The Ohio State football team got some great news when they were able to land a four-star recruit a few hours before the Spring Game kicked off.
Washington's Nate Roberts lines up for a play during a Class 2A state tournament semifinal football
Washington's Nate Roberts lines up for a play during a Class 2A state tournament semifinal football / BRYAN TERRY/THE OKLAHOMAN / USA TODAY

The Ohio State football team should get a few commitments following the Spring Game on Saturday. They are hosting a bunch of recruits for the game and should have a lot of excitement at the Shoe today. It might end up being the best recruiting weekend of the year so far.

Before the game started, the Buckeyes were able to land a four-star recruit. Nate Roberts, a tight end from Oklahoma, decided to commit to the Buckeyes before the Spring Game. Roberts becomes the 12th member of the 2025 recruiting class for Ohio State.

Roberts was a very productive player as a sophomore in 2022, going for over 700 yards on just 33 receptions as well as 11 touchdowns. He is a big-play threat at the tight end position, something the Ohio State football team hasn't had in a very long time.

Roberts chose the Buckeyes over some other big-time programs. He chose Ohio State over Alabama, Penn State, Notre Dame, and a host of others. He was a coveted prospect. Just a couple of hours before the Spring Game, Roberts decided that Ohio State was the right place for him.

Ohio State has the second-best recruiting class in the country. Once the weekend is over, they have a chance to be in the top spot. They are hosting a ton of recruits. The Buckeyes should have multiple commitments by the time the Spring Game is over and recruits get a taste of what Ohio State is like compared to other places.

There are going to be a lot of fans in the stadium. To have perhaps 90,000+ fans in the stadium for just a Spring Game is something special. The Buckeyes are one of the biggest programs in the country with one of the biggest fanbases. That's a big draw for recruits.

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It's a good start to the day for the Ohio State football program. By the end of the weekend, more good things will happen.