Canadian TE Max LeBlanc commits to Ohio State

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Canadian tight end Max LeBlanc has announced his commitment to Ohio State University.

The six-foot-four, 225-pound target out of Baylor School in Chattanooga, Ten. is a four-star recruit and the second-ranked Canadian prospect in the class of 2024, according to CanadaFootballChat. He received close to 30 offers from top NCAA programs, including Alabama, Michigan, Tennessee, North Carolina, Penn State, Miami, and Stanford.

The native of Montreal, Que. began his high school career at College Charles-Lemoyne in Sainte-Catherine, before moving to Tennessee in 2022. He recorded 39 catches for 695 yards and three touchdowns as a junior.

Ohio State has rarely ventured across the 49th parallel in search of talent, with no Canadians currently on the roster. The Buckeyes’ most famous Canadian alumni, defensive end Brent Johnson, played from 1996 to 2000 and collected 110 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, 19 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception, before going on to a Hall of Fame CFL career with the B.C. Lions.