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Signed: Josh Fryar

Ohio State completed its offensive line class on the fourth of July when the Buckeyes landed a commitment from Beech Grove (Ind.) product Josh Fryar. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound lineman chose the Buckeyes over Penn State, Indiana, Oregon, and others and became the sixth and final offensive lineman that the Buckeyes would take in the 2020 cycle.

Fryar really emerged during the spring as a top candidate for Ohio State, though he was on the radar much earlier than that. With the Buckeyes still working out the numbers at the position, it became evident that Fryar was a prospect that they wanted and were going to make room for.

A spring unofficial visit put the Buckeyes firmly in the mix and perhaps in the driver's seat, before his round of official visits. After seeing places like Oregon, Indiana, and Penn State, as an official visitor, Fryar made his final official visit to Ohio State on June 21st. Two weeks later he announced a pledge to the Buckeyes.


Givler's Thoughts

Fryar is just a solid prospect across the board. While there may not be an attribute that completely blows you away, he's just solid in all aspects. He has good size, good feet, good length and plays the game hard.

He also brings a ton of value with his versatility. A natural center by trade, he is big enough and long enough to play guard or tackle as well and will give Ohio State a lot of options because of that. The Buckeyes love versatile linemen that allow them to play their best five and Fryar is probably the most versatile guy in this class in that regard.