No. 1 OT Jackson Carman spurns Ohio State with commitment


Five-star offensive tackle Jackson Carman (6-foot-6, 330 pounds, Fairfield, OH) has made a decision!

On Wednesday morning, Carman announced from his high school that he had committed to Clemson over Ohio State and USC.

Carman and his mother officially signed the Letter of Intent papers immediately after the announcement.

Ohio State had long been the favorite for Carman, but things had shifted in heavy favor of Clemson in recent weeks. Carman even acknowledged that he wasn't really sure about his decision until this morning, and that it was a close battle between Clemson and Ohio State.

With Carman's commitment, Clemson picks up yet another Top 10 recruit for this class, as the Tigers already have No. 1 recruit Trevor Lawrence and No. 3 recruit Xavier Thomas. Dabo Swinney seems thrilled about where his 2018 recruiting class is right now.

Carman is rated as a five-star and the No. 1 offensive tackle in the 2018 class by the 247Sports Composite. He also ranks as the No. 9 overall recruit in the nation.