Doug Nester, a five-star offensive line prospect from Huntington, W.Va., became the first member of the 2019 Ohio State recruiting class when he made his commitment public Saturday.

He did it by Twitter, with an extended message that included a facsimile of his signature.

Go Bucks #hH

— Doug Nester (@Freshie74) August 5, 2017

“I’m excited to announce that I am going to continue my academic and football career at The Ohio State University,” wrote Nester, who is headed into his junior season in high school.

From Spring Valley High School in Huntington, the 6-foot-5, 295-pound Nester had been considered a major lean to Ohio State for a couple of months. Recruiting experts were on commitment watch for him at OSU’s Friday Night Lights skills camp in July but he opted to put off the announcement for a while.

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He already is ranked No.3 among tackle prospects nationally for the 2019 cycle, according to the 247sports composite of the major recruiting services. Veteran analyst Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts knows why.

I'm committed to....

— Doug Nester (@Freshie74) August 5, 2017

“This is a great start for the Buckeyes and their 2019 class, because I’ve watched Doug workout three times, and I was more and more impressed each time,” Kurelic said. “He is very powerful and athletic, he moves very well, and he has a nasty attitude when he plays, which is always a plus for an offensive lineman.”


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