Ohio State added another significant piece to its Big Ten-leading 2022 class when four-star defensive lineman Caden Curry announced his decision to sign with the Buckeyes live on CBS Sports HQ. Curry got things rolling on what's set to be a thrilling. National Signing Day across the sport, committing to Ohio State over Alabama, Clemson, Oregon and Indiana

Curry ranks as the No. 14 defensive lineman and No. 88 overall prospect in the 2022 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. At 6-3, 250 pounds coming out of Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana, his high level of play attracted the attention of top programs both locally and nationally, and even earned Curry a spot in the All-American Bowl roster. 

"I just felt like the coaches, Coach (Larry) Johnson had the best fit for me and Coach (Ryan) Day showed me the most love and they see me fit well in their program and I feel they can help me the most," Curry told 247Sports

This is another huge win for Ryan Day and his staff on the defensive side of the ball, which is where several of the top names in Ohio State's 2022 class are found. Five-star linebacker C.J. Hicks and five-star safety Sonny Styles headline the class, which is tracking to finish in the top five nationally for a third year in a row. 

While 247Sports national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu notes that Curry "comes across as more compact than his listed size," the projection includes an NFL future and a "very high floor" thanks to his performance against good competition in high school. 

Very productive, disruptive player. Even when he is not the one making the play, he is consistently affecting offenses with his penetration. Gets off the snap quickly and shows the agility to get skinny and get through the line or win with a spin move. Shows violence with his hands. Is able to pursue because he can change directions but also pursues hard. At his best when penetrating, can still get stronger to be able to hold ground against the run more especially projecting him going against stronger college players. Seems extremely high floor because of the way he plays and production against good competition in high school. Still looking for a true verified measurement on him, but a legitimate high major difference maker. Could play end in an odd front or tackle in an even front.