The Ohio State football team on Monday gained the commitment of four-star inside linebacker Kane Patterson for its 2019 recruiting class.

Patterson, from Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, announced his decision on Twitter. “I’m blessed to announce that I am committing to The Ohio State University,” he wrote.

He becomes the 14th member of Ohio State’s next recruiting class, which is ranked eighth nationally by

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Patterson is ranked as the 194th overall prospect nationally in the 247sports composite rankings and the eighth-best inside linebacker. Patterson had offers from Alabama, Tennessee and Texas A&M, among others.

“He’s an outstanding player,” Bucknuts analyst Bill Kurelic said. “He’s kind of an old-school type linebacker. He’s a tough guy. That’s the kind of guy Ohio State likes as a middle linebacker. He’s fast enough to make plays all over the field.”

Patterson tore an anterior cruciate knee ligament last fall, but he is expected to make a full recovery.

“He told me after his last visit that Ohio State had everything he was looking for in college,” Kurelic said. “From football to academics to player development — what Ohio State can do for you after college.”