Add Cincinnati St. Xavier's Justin Hilliard to Ohio State's 2015 football recruiting class.
Hilliard is rated by 247Sports as Ohio's best prospects and No. 2 outside linebacker in national composite rankings.
Hilliard narrowed his final college choices to Alabama, Iowa, Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State before announcing his decision today at his high school. He also had offers from Florida State, Southern California, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas A&M and several other schools, including Akron.
In seven games last season, Hilliard had 76 tackles, seven tackles for loss, four sacks and an interceptions. He was limited to seven games because of a foot injury.
Hilliard becomes the 12th member of Ohio State's rapidly growing 2015 recruiting class. He is arguably the school's top commitment followed by defensive end Jashon Cornell and Canton McKinley cornerback Eric Glover-Williams.
Here is Ohio State's 2015 recruiting class to date:
|Justin Hilliard||OLB||St. Xavier (Cincinnati)|
|Jashon Cornell||DE||Cretin Derham Hall (Saint Paul, MN)|
|Eric Glover-Williams||CB||Canton McKinley|
|Nick Conner||ILB||Dublin Scioto (Dublin)|
|Jamel Dean||CB||Cocoa (Cocoa, FL)|
|Dre'Mont Jones||DE||St. Ignatius (Cleveland)|
|Grant Schmidt||OT||Roosevelt (Sioux Falls, SD)|
|Joe Burrow||QB||Athens (The Plains)|
|Tyler Green||S||DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD)|
|Kevin Feder||OT||Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ)|
|Liam McCullough||LS||Worthington Kilbourne (Columbus)|