Ohio State picked up their fifth commitment for the 2012 recruiting class Friday, when Pickerington Central junior lineman Jacoby Boren pledged to the Buckeyes. Boren notified Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel of his intent Friday afternoon.
Boren, 6-foot-3, 273-pounds, had an impressive junior season in 2010, helping lead his team into the state playoffs. Earlier, he had reported that Ohio State is recruiting him to play either center or guard. Boren has two older brothers, Justin and Zach, currently starring for the Buckeyes.
Boren confirmed his decision to Scout.com, which will update the story later to include specific quotes from the player.