Offensive lineman Kyle Mitchum of Erie (Pa.) McDowell confirmed that he has commmitted to Ohio State over scholarship offers from Iowa, West Virginia, and many others.
The nation's No. 6-rated offensive tackle according to Rivals.com, Mitchum made his commitment to the Buckeyes public during a news conference at his high school.
The 6-6, 265-pounder chose the Buckeyes over West Virginia and Iowa although more than a dozen other schools offered him a scholarship and were in the running for his services at one time or another. Boston College, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin were some of the other schools that offered him a scholarship.
Mitchum had maintained through the past few weeks that all three of his finalists had an even shot at landing his commitment. Last week, he entertained coaches from OSU, West Virginia and Iowa at his home.
But he reportedly finalized his decision late last week.
Mitchum is a Rivals.com four-star performer.
He was named second team all-state by the Associated Press and the Pennsylvania Football News in the large school category on offense as a junior. He was also first team all-conference on both offense and defense.
Mitchum also played in the 2004 U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio, and was a first-team all-stater as a senior.