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The writing has been on the wall, but the first domino finally fell Monday. 

Lawrence Central (Indiana) four-star edge-rusher Joshua Mickens announced his decommitment from the LSU Tigers.

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound defender, rated the nation's No. 57 overall prospect and No. 7 edge-rusher, is coming off a visit to the Ohio State Buckeyes and it is widely believed a commitment could be imminent.

"First, I would like to thank the entire LSU football staff for the opportunity to be a part of their prestigious program, especially Coach (Brian) Kelly and Coach (Bill) Polian," Mickens wrote. "However, after much prayer, conversations with my family and coaches, at this time I have decided to de-commit from LSU and re-open my recruitment. Thank you again to the entire LSU football community or the love and support you have shown over the last year."

Mickens took an official visit to Ohio State over the weekend, and is widely believed to be a near-lock to complete his flip to the Buckeyes soon.

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On3 gives Ohio State a 95.8 percent chance to secure his commitment, while 247Sports' two latest crystal ball predictions are in favor of Ryan Day's program. 

In other words, another shoe could soon drop. 

Stay tuned. 

Here's what On3 had to say about Mickens in its scouting report:

"One of the more skilled pass rushers in what is a deep group at the position in the 2023 cycle. Shows an advanced first step along with the ability to dip and bend around the edge. A fluid, functional mover. Will need to continue adding bulk and mass, but has some functional strength that belies his current size at around 6-foot-5, 210 pounds. Productive as a junior, totaling 23 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. Also has a strong multi-sport profile as a top basketball player to go with a shot put toss over 48 feet as a sophomore.