Damarion Witten

Glenville Pipeline Remains Open With Addition Of Damarion Witten

The month of June is wrapping up to possibly be a great one on the Buckeye recruiting front as Ohio State has made its way back up to Cleveland Glenville high school and secured the commitment of Damarion Witten.

Witten is ranked the No. 19 tight end in the nation, and the No. 347 player overall.

Checking in at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, Witten may not be as big as your traditional tight end but that is fine when it comes to this four-star, who is set to be part of a two-man class at the position. Ohio State already has a commitment from four-star Tennessee tight end Max LeBlanc.

The Buckeyes beat out programs like Michigan, West Virginia, Texas and Wisconsin for Witten’s pledge.

Witten was starting to put together a nice offer list, but many people felt that the Glenville to Ohio State connection would be too much to overcome. Those people were right. But that does not mean that Witten picked Ohio State but any sort of default, the Buckeyes had to go out there and recruit Witten just like they would any other player.

Witten will join Glenville Tarblooder Arvell Reese in Columbus; a class of 2023 commit who is slated to play linebacker, but time will tell if that is his final position with the Buckeyes. Ohio State would love to add Witten’s teammate, Bryce West, to the class as well.

As for Witten, he will enter a tight end room that will see Cade Stover move on after this season and with no defined No. 2 tight end at this point, opportunity should be there for Witten to come in and garner a significant amount of attention, even if there is a learning process to going from being a prep star to a college-ready type of player, learning a position that may not exactly be what he is doing in high school.

Witten will provide the Buckeyes yet another pass-catcher on offense, something that has not been in short supply as of late. Ohio State already has commitments from a pair of five-star wide receivers with Jeremiah Smith and Mylan Graham and while tight end may not be the most prolific pass-catching position at Ohio State, the Buckeyes have found a way to use the tight end more thought recent seasons.

We will have more on what this commitment means to the Buckeyes, not only with what the team is getting with the addition of Witten to the class but what this also may mean for Ohio State’s pursuit at tight end.

Keep it locked in here to BuckeyeHuddle.com for all the latest recruiting news, especially now in this busy month of April as the Buckeyes remain red hot on the recruiting trail.

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