Five-star defensive prospect Adolphus Washington has committed to play with Ohio State, according to 247Sports. Washington is the first five-star recruit to commit to the Buckeyes for the class of 2012.
Washington, a senior at Robert A. Taft High School, is ranked by Rivals as the eighth best defensive end recruit of his class, and the 74th top prospect overall. In his junior season in 2011 he recorded 107 tackles and 19 sacks.
The Ohio native ran a 4.90 40-yard-dash according to ESPN, and possesses a 23.9 vertical jump. The Buckeyes are currently 6-5 this season after a 14-20 loss to Penn State on Saturday. Prior to this season, Ohio State abruptly lost their head coach, Jim Tressel, and star quarterback, Terrelle Pryor, after the two chose to leave the school following a memorabilia scandal.