Ohio State has a new addition to its 2022 recruiting class.

During Saturday’s All-America Bowl, the Buckeyes received a pledge from 4-star defensive lineman Hero Kanu, who made his announcement during the event. The 6-foot-5, 293-pound lineman is ranked just outside the Top 100 for his class, coming in at No. 105 nationally, per 247Sports.

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The California native held offers from more than two dozen programs. He picked Ohio State over Georgia, Notre Dame, Alabama, Oklahoma and many others.


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From 247Sports recruiting analyst Greg Biggins:

A big interior lineman with plus quickness and athleticism. He’s naturally strong, shows a great get-off and has a rare combination of size, power and twitch with the kind of motor you love to see in an interior lineman. Has only played two years of football and is still learning the sport but has a soccer background that has helped him with his overall quickness and coordination. Plays with a motor and is able to run down plays form behind as well as make plays down the field. Can take on a double team and still get a push and shows some natural pass rush skill that should really develop with more game reps and experience.

The 4-star defensive lineman is ranked as a Top 10 talent out of the state of California and is a Top 20 prospect along the defensive front. He becomes the latest addition to an already-loaded 2022 class.

Ohio State owns the B1G’s top-ranked recruiting class for the 2022 cycle and sits in the Top 5 nationally.