Ohio State has landed one of the top pass rushers in the country. 2023 All-American Joshua Mickens from Lawrence Central High School in Indiana has committed to the Buckeyes. According to 247Sports, Mickens is a four-star prospect and the No. 1 overall player in the state of Indiana.
A game wrecker, edge setter, the complete defensive end. The kid from Indianapolis, IN is leaving the Hoosier state and making his way to Columbus. Welcome to The Brotherhood Joshua Mickens#CHO23N | @JoshuaMickens7 pic.twitter.com/jyQb7MnxHH
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 21, 2022
Past Buckeyes selected to play in the All-American Bowl includes the likes of Ted Ginn Jr., CJ Stroud, and Chase Young.
Mickens will play in the annual East vs. West matchup inside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Bowl will be nationally televised, live on NBC and Peacock, and will feature the nation’s top 100 high school football players.
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