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, Tenn., 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 247sports.com.
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.”