Don Bosco Prep's 4-star recruit Tyler Friday makes college decision

Don Bosco Prep’s two-way star made his college decision on Friday.

Tyler Friday‘s college search ended on, well, Friday.

One of the top remaining uncommitted recruits in New Jersey, Don Bosco Prep‘s two-way star offered his verbal commitment to Ohio State inside the school’s auditorium before a big crowd on hand.

Friday is the 86th-ranked player in the country, according to, and the No. 2-ranked prospect in New Jersey, behind only South Brunswick’s Penn State-bound WR Justin Shorter. Rivals has him as its 64th-ranked player nationally and No. 2-ranked prospect in the state.

On Nov. 6, Friday — a 6-foot-3, 263-pound offensive and defensive lineman and Jersey City native — narrowed his list of 20 offers to a Top 5 that included Michigan, Ohio State, UCLA, Penn State and Miami.

Alabama made a late push for Friday, evident by a home visit taken to visit Friday by Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban just weeks before defeating Georgia to win this year’s national championship.

Days after the home visit, Friday visited Tuscaloosa before tweeting a photo in an Alabama uniform saying, “Bama visit was something special!!”

Alabama assistant coach Karl Dunbar and Ohio State assistant Larry Johnson later visited Friday again on Jan. 12 before Friday’s search came to an end — choosing Ohio State — Friday at Don Bosco Prep. listed Ohio State as the 91 percent favorite to land Friday earlier this week.

Friday will be able to make his verbal commitment official on Feb. 7 on National Signing Day when he can sign his National Letter of Intent.

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Source: BLOGNJ