It's incredibly difficult to keep homegrown offensive linemen away from Wisconsin, but that’s exactly what Ohio State did on Tuesday.

Carson Hinzman, the No. 2 prospect from the state of Wisconsin in the recruiting class of 2022, went with his gut and chose to commit to Ohio State over the Badgers, the team he grew up loving. 

Those closest to Hinzman never expected him to play anywhere but Wisconsin once he was offered by the Badgers, but Ohio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, running backs coach Tony Alford and coach Ryan Day won a massive recruiting battle against a Big Ten rival and eventually convinced him of the benefits of being a Buckeye instead.