Ohio State football adds commitment from four-star offensive tackle George Fitzpatrick

Joey Kaufman
The Columbus Dispatch
The Ohio State University athletic department logo, 2017. [provided by OSU]

Ohio State on Friday added a verbal commitment from George Fitzpatrick, a four-star offensive tackle from Englewood, Colorado.  

Fitzpatrick, who is the 27th-ranked tackle in the class of 2022, announced his decision in a tweet.

“100% COMMITTED,” he wrote.

He is the second offensive lineman in the Buckeyes’ class, joining fellow tackle prospect Tegra Tshabola, a native of West Chester who announced a commitment last year.

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Fitzpatrick took an official visit to Ohio State on June 4, one of the biggest recruiting weekends for the program, before heading to Michigan, Florida, Oklahoma and Oregon in the following weeks.

Five of Ohio State’s 17 commits announced decisions after last month’s visits, which were permitted after the NCAA lifted a recruiting dead period that had been in place since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier in his high school career at Cherry Creek, Fitzpatrick played tight end before developing as a tackle and boasts a long frame. He's listed at 6-foot-6 and 285 pounds.