Ohio State started its 2019 class with a bang.

The Buckeyes’ first verbal pledge came from five-star offensive tackle Doug Nester, who announced his commitment with this video:

Nester is the No. 3 offensive tackle and the No. 36 recruit overall in the 2019 class. He’s also the top-rated recruit from the state of West Virginia.

The 6-5 1/2, 295 pound Huntington, Wv. native has plenty of big time offers. Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and others already offered Nester.

Nester has been a frequent unofficial visitor this offseason. He made four trips to Columbus already.

Ohio State is working on the No. 1 recruiting class in 2018, according to the 247sports rankings. It’s early, but the Buckeyes are off to a similar start in 2019.