Ohio State appears intent on not getting shut out at quarterback for its 2018 recruiting class.

It gained a commitment Thursday night from Matthew Baldwin, who is from the same Texas high school that produced Heisman Trophy favorite Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma.

With the long-time commitment of Emory Jones looking more tentative the last couple of weeks, Ohio State coaches moved in on Baldwin, a three-star prospect from Lake Travis High School near Austin.


— Matthew Baldwin (@matthewb_12)December 8, 2017

Baldwin, 6 feet 2 and 195 pounds, has been gaining interest from several major schools recently after a strong senior season, his first as a starter. His team has advanced to this weekend’s Class 6A state quarterfinals.

“I am extremely thankful to the people that have pushed me to be a better player and person,” Baldwin wrote in a message on Twitter. “It is an incredible honor to say that I am committed to THE Ohio State University!”

He becomes the 19th member of the Buckeyes’ 2018 class. The early signing period begins Dec. 20



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