Olaus Alinen is one of the best offensive tackle prospects in the 2023 recruiting class. Originally from Finland, Alinen will be playing the 2022 season for The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut.

After previously landing in Alinen’s finalist group, Ohio State learned of his timeline on Friday. Alinen revealed his commitment will come next Friday, July 22.

Alabama, Miami (FL), Oregon and Georgia joined the Buckeyes on Alinen’s finalist group.

Listed at 6-foot-6 and 315 lbs., Alinen is rated as a 4-star prospect by the 247 Sports Composite Rankings. He also checks in as the No. 15 OT prospect nationally, the No. 1 overall player out of Connecticut and the 123rd player nationally for the class of 2023.

As things currently stand, Ohio State holds the No. 2 recruiting class by the team recruiting rankings. That group includes 4-star OT Luke Montgomery and 3-star OT Miles Walker.

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