After committing to Virginia Tech in July, in-state defensive tackle Eric Mensah decided now was the time to make a change. The Stafford (Va.) Mountain View standout announced that he is switching his commitment to Ohio State.
Mensah is one of two Ohio State defensive tackle commitments along with five-star Justin Scott.
Ohio State hosted Mensah for a visit last weekend and that experience paid almost immediate dividends for the Buckeyes.
Mensah is an impressive athlete given his size. At 6-foot-3 and 294 pounds, Mensah has recorded a shot put of nearly 48 feet and a discus throw of over 148 feet.
Mensah’s commitment is important for Ohio State as they try to solidify the interior of their defensive front. Mensah is a prospect with a high ceiling who will benefit greatly from the coaching he will receive at the next level. He displays impressive brute strength at the high school level and his quickness in small spaces gives offensive linemen a lot of problems.
With four-star Emmett Laws in the fold, Virginia Tech now has just one commitment at defensive tackle. Expect the Hokies to add at least one more defensive tackle before the 2024 recruiting cycle ends.