Nicholas Petit-Frere, a 5-star offensive tackle who rose to prominence at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida, committed to Ohio State over Alabama and Florida on Wednesday. Tom VanHaaren of ESPN first relayed news of Petit-Frere's decision. Petit-Frere's excellence is reflected in his status as the class of 2018's 7th-ranked player, according to 247Sports' composite. He's also the top-ranked offensive tackle in the country among 2018 recruits and No. 3 player in the state of Florida—which annually churns out a sizable chunk of the nation's top talent. According to Scout's official analysis, Petit-Frere sports a mean streak, as evidenced by the way he's "always looking to put his opponent flat on their back." Scout also praised Petit-Frere as "a fluid athlete who can really bend and get underneath his opponent in the trenches."