Ohio State causes a stir with a 2024 commitment addition to its offensive line.
On Thursday, three-star offensive lineman Gabe VanSickle announced that he was switching his commitment from Northwestern to Ohio State. He will be joining Ian Moore, Devontae Armstrong, and Deontae Armstrong in the 2024 class. VanSickle, a 6-foot-5, 283-pound interior offensive lineman from Coopersville, Michigan, originally committed to Northwestern in May with offers from schools like Indiana and Central Michigan.
However, VanSickle received an offer from Ohio State on November 7 and made an official visit to see the Buckeyes’ 38-3 win against Michigan State before making his decision. According to 247Sports’ composite rankings, VanSickle is the No. 61 interior lineman and the No. 860 player in the 2024 class, and the second-ranked offensive lineman from Michigan behind uncommitted four-star Andrew Dennis.
This flip comes after Ohio State lost a commitment from Toledo three-star offensive lineman Marc Nave in September. VanSickle’s choice makes him Ohio State’s first commit from Michigan since 2020.
Also from Michigan, Ohio State currently has active players Cameron Martinez and Cayden Saunders on its roster, while Grant Toutant medically retired from football before the 2023 season. In addition to VanSickle, Ohio State also added Northwestern freshman linebacker Nigel Glover to its 2023 class after entering the transfer portal.
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This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Gabe VanSickle, 2024 OL, flips commitment to OSU from Northwestern
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