With the 2022 signing period exactly a week away, Ohio State learned it would be getting one of its most coveted targets a year early.

Pickerington Central officially granted five-star safety/linebacker Sonny Styles permission to reclassify from the class of 2023 to 2022 this week, and it was publicly announced by the school on Wednesday that Styles plans to sign with the Buckeyes on Dec. 15.

Reaction from Ohio State has poured in quickly, with the general consensus being jubilation the Buckeyes will get their top target in 2023 in Columbus a year early, presumably ready for him to make an immediate impact on Sept. 3, 2022 at Ohio Stadium when Ohio State faces off against Notre Dame and Lorenzo Styles Jr., Sonny's brother.