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Virginia DT Eric Mensah flips commitment to Ohio State from Virginia Tech

Eric Mensah
Eric Mensah (Nick Lucero/

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 he is flipping his commitment to Ohio State.



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Mensah is one of two defensive tackle commitments for Ohio State 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, 294-pounds, Mensah has recorded a shot put throw nearly 48-feet and a discus throw upwards of 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'll receive at the next level. He demonstrates impressive brute force at the high school level and his quickness in small spaces give offensive linemen a lot of problems.

With four-star Emmett Laws in the fold, Virginia Tech now holds just one commitment at defensive tackle. Look for the Hokies to add at least one more defensive tackle before the 2024 recruiting cycle is over.