Ohio State football | Offensive lineman Josh Fryar from Indiana commits to Ohio State

Joey Kaufman
Ohio Stadium at the Ohio State University campus. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Doral Chenoweth III)

Ohio State continued to stockpile offensive linemen for its next recruiting class when Josh Fryar, a center from the Indianapolis area, committed Thursday.

Fryar announced his commitment in a tweet hours after Cameron Martinez, an athlete from Michigan, had committed earlier on the Fourth of July holiday.

Fryar, who attends Beech Grove High in Indiana, was the sixth offensive lineman in the recruiting class for 2020 to announce his intention to sign with the Buckeyes after his senior season. The group of linemen is headlined by Paris Johnson, an offensive tackle from Cincinnati who is one of the nation's top overall prospects.


— Josh Fryar (@joshfryar2) July 4, 2019

Fryar is rated as a three-star recruit in the composite rankings compiled by 247Sports and the eighth-best center prospect in the nation. He was also the second-best prospect in Indiana.

Among the five offensive linemen who previously committed to the Buckeyes was also Luke Wypler, the nation's top-ranked center prospect.

At 6-foot-5 and nearly 300 pounds, Fryar has enough size to play elsewhere along the offensive line, lending the Buckeyes some versatility with the possibility of moving to offensive tackle or offensive guard if needed.

Fryar took an official visit to Ohio State last month, as well as other trips to Oregon and Penn State.


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