FAIRBURN, Ga. — Jelani Thurman, a 4-star tight end at Langston Hughes High School in Fairburn and one of metro Atlanta's top college prospects, announced that he will be playing for the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday.
Thurman is considered in several rankings a top-10 tight end recruit in the country and one of the top 10-20 recruits in the state of Georgia.
He had more than 30 offers according to Rivals, including from some of college football's biggest programs - among them Alabama, Clemson, Auburn and Michigan State.
However, it was ultimately Ohio State's program that would catch the star athlete's attention.
"I just feel like I could grow up there," Thurman said of his decision, noting a desire to make a strong impact his freshman year, take home a Mackey Award, and make it to the NFL with a ring.
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