A lot of big-time programs were in the mix for Texas cornerback Terrance Brooks, but it was Ohio State that won.

Wednesday afternoon, Brooks announced his commitment to Ohio State. He joins an already-loaded 2022 recruiting class for the Buckeyes, which currently ranks No. 1 nationally. The 4-star cornerback held offers from several big-time programs, including Alabama, Texas, Florida and Oregon.

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Brooks ranks as the No. 8 cornerback in the 2022 recruiting class and is the No. 58 overall prospect, per 247Sports Composite. He’s also listed as the No. 13 player out o Texas.

From 247Sports recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks:

Owns the requisite height with a strong, athletic build. Elite length with an enormous wingspan in the plus-9 range relative to height. Strong football pedigree. Hyper-aware in coverage, whether manning up or playing zone. Consistently turns and locates the ball. Long levers disrupt routes and shrink catch windows. Shows above-average ball skills with functional athleticism to make something happen after an INT. Solid tackler who generates pop in close quarters with relatively little gather and uncoil. Twitchy start-stop athlete with impressive linear acceleration. Very good pursuit speed.

Stats for Brooks’ 2020 season were not listed but in 2019 he piled up 47 tackles, 9 pass break-ups, 3 interceptions and a sack for a John Paul II team that finished with a 10-3 record.

Brooks is listed at 5-foot-11, 190 pounds. He joins an Ohio State recruiting class that now has 15 members, 13 of which have a 4- or 5-star rating. The Buckeyes are firmly holding down the No. 1 spot in the recruiting rankings.