Ohio State adds four-star linebacker Arvell Reese to 2023 class

Colin Gay
The Columbus Dispatch

Defensive coordinator Jim Knowles and Ohio State has its first linebacker in the 2023 class. 

Arvell Reese, a four-star linebacker out of Cleveland, announced that he would join the Buckeyes' 2023 recruiting class. 

Standing at 6-3, 212 pounds, Reese is the No 277 player in the country and No. 20 linebacker in the 2023 class according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Reese is also the No. 7 player in the state of Ohio behind Ohio State commits Luke Montgomery, Malik Hartford, Jermaine Mathews and Austin Siereveld

Reese is one of many former Ohio State players that hail from Glenville High School in Cleveland, including cornerback Marshon Lattimore, quarterback Cardale Jones, wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr., safety Donte Whitner, quarterback Troy Smith and linebacker Chris Worley

Ohio State is also targeting 2024 four-star cornerback Bryce West from Glenville, who also has the attention of Alabama, Michigan and Notre Dame. 

Reese is Ohio State's first linebacker in the 2023 class after each of the Buckeyes' main linebacker targets — Tackett Curtis, Raul Aguirre and Troy Bowles — each committed elsewhere. 

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Reese earned an offer from Ohio State this past spring, with Penn State, Michigan, Nebraska and Iowa joining soon after. 

Reese joins defensive lineman Jason Moore, cornerback Kayin Lee, cornerback Calvin Simpson-Hunt and Mathews as Ohio State's most recent defensive commits in 2023. 

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