Ohio State football has added the country's best tight end in the 2018 recruiting class.
39 prospect overall, chose the Buckeyes over Michigan, Notre Dame and Wisconsin, and gives Ohio State 14 ESPN 300 commitments in the 2018 class.
Ruckert revealed the decision in a video he tweeted in which the finalists were represented in a go-kart race dubbed "The Commitment Grand Prix", with Ohio State crossing the finish line first.
Alabama has finished with the top class in five of the past six recruiting classes, but with the Tide ranked outside the top 25, Ohio State has a chance to join Florida State as other teams that can unseat Alabama as the top-ranked recruiting class on signing day. Ruckert is the second NY native in Ohio State's class, joining four-star OT Matt Jones of Brooklyn Erasmus Hall.
MI has 10 commitments in its 2018 recruiting class but has not yet landed a tight end or receiver.