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Chris Olave is the 24th commit in Ohio State's top-ranked 2018 class.

Ohio State football: WR Chris Olave commits to Buckeyes; Tyquan Lewis, Jalyn Holmes excel at Senior Bowl

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Chris Olave commits to Ohio State

Ohio State’s top-ranked 2018 recruiting class got bigger and better on Sunday night. Wide receiver Chris Olave committed to Ohio State, picking the Buckeyes over USC, UCLA and Utah. From San Marcos, Calif., Olave (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) is ranked as the No. 54 wide receiver in the 2018 class per 247Sports.

Olave is the 24th commit in Ohio State’s class. Land of 10’s Ryan Donnelly broke down what his pledge does for the Buckeyes’ class.

Olave is not necessarily a burner in terms of straight-line speed, but he does show a really intriguing short-yardage burst and an ability to accelerate very quickly. He uses that speed and burst, as well as his footwork and ability to read defensive backs, to get open deep and behind the defense. Olave generates much of his production on deeper routes, where he consistently manages to create separation from the defense and haul in the ball when it arrives.

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Tyquan Lewis, Jayln Holmes excel at Senior Bowl

Ohio State defensive ends Tyquan Lewis and Jayln Holmes both helped to improve their draft stock on Saturday afternoon. Lewis and Holmes both were terrific in the Senior Bowl. Going up against some of the best offensive linemen in the country, they combined for 8 tackles and 3 sacks (2 for Holmes, 1 for Lewis).

“We just put the Ohio State brand on film,” Lewis told reporters after the game. “We were showing what Coach [Larry] Johnson helped us be and how we developed at Ohio State.”

Kelsey Mitchell sets Big Ten scoring record

Ohio State basketball star Kelsey Mitchell rewrote the Big Ten record books on Saturday. Mitchell, a senior guard, became the Big Ten’s all-time leading scorer in women’s or men’s basketball.

Mitchell scored 23 points in a win over Michigan State and now has 3,098 points in her accolade-filled career. She passed Minnesota’s Rachel Banham, who previously held the record with 3,093 points.

Kyle Snyder wins second straight Yarygin title

Kyle Snyder set wrestling history over the weekend, as the Ohio State wrestler became the first American man to win two consecutive Yarygin titles. Representing the United States in the international tournament in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Snyder beat Russia’s Rasul Magomedov to win the title. The Ohio State senior also won the Yarygin in 2017. FloWrestling has a recap of Snyder’s triumph.

Back in the collegiate ranks, Ohio State fared just fine with Snyder elsewhere. The Buckeyes cruised to weekend wins over Michigan State and Purdue.

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