Ty Hamilton, a defensive end at Pickerington Central, verbally committed to Ohio State on Sunday, becoming the second defensive player to join its recruiting class for 2020.

Hamilton is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals.com, the predominant recruiting services, and held scholarship offers from Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State, among other schools.

He is the younger brother of Davon Hamilton, who will be a senior defensive tackle for the Buckeyes next season and is a projected starter.

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In a tweet, Ty Hamilton wrote that he was “100% committed.” He took an official visit to Ohio State over the weekend, when he finalized his commitment to the program.

Before the visit, Davon Hamilton raved about his younger brother when he spoke with reporters Friday at the job fair for Ohio State's football players.

"He’s definitely well beyond what I was in high school, by far," Davon said. "I only had like five or six offers. He has like 30. I can’t compare to that. Playerwise, we’re both around the same (type). We both give a lot of effort and are both hard workers."

The Buckeyes landed their first defensive commit in April when Lejond Cavazos, a four-star safety from Florida, recommitted. Their current total of players committed for 2020 rose to 12 with Hamilton in the fold.

They expect to add another defensive lineman from Pickerington the following with in Jack Sawyer, a junior defensive end at Pickerington North. Sawyer committed in February, the first pledge for the team's 2021 recruiting class.

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