Report: Recruit finally joins Buckeyes
Chris Carter, a highly-touted offensive lineman out of Cleveland's John F. Kennedy High School, has signed his national letter of intent to play football at Ohio State University, The Columbus Dispatch reported Friday.
Carter, 18, put pen to paper 22 days after high school recruits were officially allowed to finalize their commitments.
"I am glad to be a Buckeye" Carter told The Dispatch.
Carter's decision was delayed after he was arrested earlier this month and accused of fondling as many as eight female classmates while he was measuring them for ROTC uniforms.
But the Cleveland prosecutor's office said there was not enough evidence of sexual contact to charge the 6-foot-6, 350-pound Carter with a crime.
The Buckeyes re-issued their letter of intent to Carter after looking into the situation, according to The Dispatch.
"He has had a great support system at home, as well as at his high school," Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said. "They truly believe that Chris will have great success on and off the field at Ohio State."