Four-star interior offensive lineman Austin Siereveld of Cincinnati (Ohio) Lakota East High announced his commitment to Ohio on Wednesday afternoon.
The 6-foot-5, 320 pounder chose the Buckeyes over Alabama and Notre Dame.
Siereveld discussed his decision to ultimately choose Ohio State.
“It was everything they had to offer,” Siereveld said. “The coaching staff and what they can do for me on and off the field. The academics and fellow offensive linemen. Location, to being a kid from Ohio playing for Ohio State it is every kid’s dream to do that from Ohio.”
Building those relationships were key in his decision, with both coaches and current commits in Ohio State’s 2023 class.
“The relationship I have with all of the coaching staff is really good,” Siereveld said. “From Coach Day, Coach Frye, and Coach Hilton. When I called those guys saying I’m committed they were really excited and pumped up. They all know what I can do and they want to coach me.”
“As far as guys committed in the class, I’ve spoken to them a lot,” Siereveld said. “We have been building a connection talking about football and life.”
He ranks as the No. 279 player in the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally-weighted industry generated average that accounts for all four major recruiting services. More specifically, the 2023 prospect tabs in at the No. 15 interior offensive lineman and the No. 5 player in the state of Ohio.
Siereveld joins Ohio State’s No. 6 class in the 2023 team rankings, alongside Luke Montgomery, Josh Padilla, and others.