Ohio State football | Cincinnati Elder tackle Jakob James commits to 2020 recruiting class

Bill Rabinowitz

Ohio State got its seventh commitment for the 2020 recruiting class Monday night when Cincinnati Elder offensive tackle Jakob James announced that he would become a Buckeye.

“This is a dream come true…” James wrote on Twitter. “Officially Committed!”

James thanked new head coach Ryan Day, offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and the Buckeyes coaching staff for the offer.

“It is an honor and a privilege that I have grown up learning about, having family that have both worn the Scarlet and Grey and are fans as well,” James wrote.

The 6-5, 275-pound James is rated a three-star prospect by He is ranked as the 76th best lineman nationally and 24th overall recruit in Ohio. He is the second Cincinnati lineman in the 2020 class, joining five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. of St. Xavier.

The Buckeyes have signed only two offensive linemen for their 2019 class and are looking to add more on national signing day Feb. 6.

This is a dream come true... Officially Committed!!

— Jakob James (@jakobjames00) January 22, 2019


Listen to the BuckeyeXtra Football podcast: