There’s about eighteen months remaining until the 2021 recruiting class will sign a school, but Ohio State is already securing verbal commitments from some of the top prospects of that cycle.

On Wednesday, the Buckeyes received a fourth commitment in the 2021 class, this one coming from 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive tackle Ben Christman. The four-star lineman is a native of Richfield, Ohio.

He’s the second player ranked inside the top 50 of 247Sports Composite rankings to commit to Ohio State. The other is five-star defensive end Jack Sawyer, also an Ohio product.

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Christman made his announcement on Twitter.

“This has been an exciting and humbling process and I am proud to announce that I have made my final decision,” Christmas wrote. “I am beyond blessed to announce that I will be joining the Brotherhood at THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY!!!”

Christman is another major pickup for Ryan Day and his staff, The massive offensive lineman is ranked as the No. 44 player overall in the class, and is the No. 9 offensive tackle. He’s listed as the second-best player out of the state of Ohio, behind Sawyer, his future teammate.

Per 247Sports, Christman received nearly two dozen offers. He chose Ohio State over Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame and several other programs.

With Christman’s commitment, Ohio State now has four players committed in the 2021 class. All four are ranked inside the top 110 overall prospects in the cycle.

The Buckeyes sit with the No. 3 class nationally and No. 1 in the B1G. Ohio State also currently own’s the league’s top-ranked class for the 2020 cycle.