Antjuan Simmons can walk down the street from his high school and go into the Big House. It would’ve been natural to assume the Pioneer High School recruit would continue his collegiate career at Michigan.

Simmons hopes to play in the Big House someday, but not wearing maize and blue. Instead, he elected for scarlet and gray.

The three-star 2017 linebacker announced his commitment to Ohio State on Tuesday:

Simmons actually didn’t include Michigan in his final 11 schools, which he announced six weeks ago. Michigan State, Tennessee, LSU, Syracuse, UCLA, Miami (Ohio), Miami (Fla.), Notre Dame, Penn State and Texas A&M were among the schools he considered.

The 6-1, 205-pound recruit is 247sports’ 11th-rated player in the state of Michigan and is the 27th-rated outside linebacker in the country. He reportedly had over 40 scholarship offers.

It isn’t known if this is the first recruit from neighboring Pioneer High School to turn down Michigan for Ohio State. If Simmons wasn’t the first to do so, he certainly isn’t on a long list.

Ohio State currently has the No. 1 recruiting class in 247sports’ 2017 class rankings.