Florida prospect Marcus Crowley made an official visit to Ohio State over the weekend and the running back didn’t wait long to declare he had decommitted from the Miami Hurricanes and pledged to the Buckeyes’ 2019 recruiting class.

“My family and I feel that OSU is the best fit for ME not only sports wise but also academically,” Crowley, of Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida, wrote on his Twitter page Sunday. “Glad to say I am a part of Buckeye nation and GoBuckeyes.”

Crowley, at 6 feet 1, 200 pounds, is considered a three-star prospect in the 247sports composite of the major recruiting services’ ratings. He is No.35 among running back prospects nationally in the same composite.

His pledge pushed the OSU 2019 class back up to 15 members, and gave the Buckeyes a needed running back to fill the gap when once-comitted Sampson James of Avon, Indiana, flipped to Indiana a month ago.

Crowley is from the same high school as current Buckeyes Shaun Wade, a redshirt-freshman starting safety, and freshman defensive back Tyreke Johnson.

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