Down to a final three of Alabama, Notre Dame and Ohio State, Lakota East High School offensive lineman Austin Siereveld had three elite options on the table Wednesday.
The 6-foot-5, 315-pound interior lineman chose Ohio State, becoming the 10th commitment in the Buckeyes' 2023 recruiting class.
"I'm headed to Ohio State University," Siereveld said. "It's everything - from the staff to the players to the facilities, the academics. Everything made this decision happen."
For the in-state lineman, he truly couldn't pinpoint a defining moment that led him to be a Buckeye.
The entire OSU experience resonated during each of his five trips to campus.
"I just fit at Ohio State," Siereveld said. "It was a really hard decision, but it came down to fit."
While he plays tackle at the high school level, the Lakota East product will slide inside at the college level.
Rivals rates him as the nation's No. 244 overall prospect and the No. 9 guard.
Siereveld is the third offensive line pledge for Ohio State - all coming from in-state talent. He joins an impressive collection that includes Findlay High School (Ohio) four-star offensive tackle Luke Montgomery and Wayne High School (Ohio) interior offensive lineman Joshua Padilla.
He also gives Ohio State four of the top five players in the state of Ohio, as the three offensive linemen are joined by Lakota West High School four-star athlete Malik Hartford.