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5-star OL Wyatt Davis picks Ohio State over Michigan, other finalists

June 24, 2016

ANN ARBOR – Michigan was a finalist for one of the top offensive linemen in the nation, but it wasn’t enough to land a recruit with Hall of Fame pedigree.

Wyatt Davis, a five-star guard from St. John Bosco High School in California, announced his commitment to Ohio State on Friday.

Davis, 6-foot-5 and 310 pounds, is the No. 1 guard and No. 14 player overall in the 2017 class, according to 247 Sports Composite rankings. Michigan was included in the top 15 he released in April and Davis told 247 Sports he was “star-struck” by Jim Harbaugh. He recently took unofficial visits to Notre Dame, Michigan and Ohio State.

Davis is the son of Duane Davis, an actor who appeared in movies such as “Necessary Roughness,” “The Program,” and “Under Siege,” and was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He’s also the grandson of Willie Davis, a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end.

Ohio State now has the No. 1 ranked 2017 recruiting class, according to 247 Sports. Alabama is No. 2, Oklahoma is No. 3 and Michigan is No. 4. Michigan has 15 players committed to its 2017 class including one offensive lineman in four-star tackle Ja’Raymond Hall.

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