Craig Young said a few days ago his decision time was close on committing to a college, and the prospect from Fort Wayne, Indiana, followed up Friday, choosing Ohio State.

“Ever since I was young I prayed and dreamed about this day coming,” Young wrote on his Twitter page as he became the 11th commitment to the 2019 recruiting class. “But with all being said, I have committed to The Ohio State University.”

#AGTG  COMMITTED❗️Please respect my decision. pic.twitter.com/H4Nx9ja6Ib

— YoungStuna (CY) (@craig_young00) June 15, 2018

Young, 6 feet 4 and 212 pounds, is a standout receiver and defender at Wayne High School in Fort Wayne. He had offers from at least eight other schools, including Iowa, Purdue and Indiana. He is considered the 72nd best receiver prospect in the 2019 cycle according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

But the big question is what side of the ball he will end up on with Ohio State.

“I’m listed at 212, 6-4 — I’m not going to get much smaller, only bigger,” Young said this week at an Ohio State skills camp. “I can see myself playing on the defensive side of the ball. I can probably be a dog on the defensive side because everything just kind of came naturally to me (in the camp) and I feel good about it.”

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