Five-star LB Baron Browning commitment to Ohio State

The Ohio State Buckeyes have one of the most impressive 2017 recruiting classes, second only to Alabama, and it added even more talent late Thursday night when five-star linebacker Baron Browning committed to the program.

Browning, a Texas native who is the No. 2 linebacker in the country and No. 9 overall prospect, is a major get for the Buckeyes after he also considered Alabama and the in-state Longhorns.

The 6-foot-3, 230 pound linebacker announced his decision with a statement on Twitter.

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— Baron Browning (@baronbrwnng) December 2, 2016

With the addition of Browning, there is a possibility the Buckeyes could now leapfrog Alabama for the top recruiting class in the country.

The Buckeyes now have six five-star recruits, nine four-stars and one three-star. Alabama, meanwhile, has 23 total recruitings, including five five-star players and 12 four-stars.

There is a reason these teams have been perennial contenders in recent years.

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