Tackett Curtis is an elite defender in the 2023 recruiting class who has been on B1G radars for a while. On Monday, he revealed his commitment.

After previously cutting his final list down to Ohio State, Wisconsin and USC, Curtis announced a commitment to Lincoln Riley and the Trojans. Curtis is a 4-star linebacker out of Many, Louisiana for the class of 2023.

Missing out on Curtis is definitely a blow to the Buckeyes and Badgers, even more so since those programs may face him in the years to come. Barring a transfer or other changes, Curtis and the Trojans will begin play in the B1G in 2024 (his second season).

According to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, the 6-foot-2 Curtis is the No. 5 LB and 92nd overall prospect in the country.