Jayden Ballard, a four-star wide receiver from Massillon, announced Friday that he planned to attend Ohio State, giving the Buckeyes their third commitment for the 2021 class.

Ballard tweeted a photo of himself with Ohio State coach Ryan Day and wide receivers coach Brian Hartline.


100% committed to The Ohio State University #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/tForgFZNzN


— JB (@J_Ball21) June 21, 2019

Ballard is the 22nd-best wide receiver prospect in his class, according to the composite rankings from 247Sports. He listed himself as 6-foot-3 and 175 pounds on his Hudl page.

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The other commits for the Buckeyes’ 2021 class, which are incoming juniors in high school, include Jack Sawyer, a defensive end from Pickerington North, and Kyle McCord, a quarterback from Philadelphia who committed in late April.

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