The highly publicized and scrutinized recruitment of Jackson Carman officially has an end date and time.
Fairfield athletics director Mark Harden announced Carman, the five-star offensive tackle for the Indians, will make his announcement and sign a national letter of intent at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the school.
Big day for athletic department and our football program on Wednesday. GMC Defensive POY and 1st Team All State DL Malik Vann (UC) will sign his letter of intent at 10 am, and First Team All State OL Jackson Carman will announce his school and sign at 11 am— Mark Harden (@fcsdathletics) December 19, 2017
Earlier in the morning, Fairfield defensive end Malik Vann, a four-star prospect, will sign with Cincinnati.
Carman is the No. 9 player in the nation and the top player in Ohio per 247Sports composite rankings.
Indians coach Jason Krause told the recruiting service Carman’s finalists are Clemson, Ohio State and USC.
Fairfield (OH) High coach Jason Krause says that his five-star OT Jackson Carman has yet to make a decision regarding Wednesday's commitment. #Clemson #OhioState and #USC remain as the finalists: https://t.co/KVDo5bI1we— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) December 19, 2017
He made an official visit to USC last weekend.
Excited to be on my last Official Visit to the University of Southern California this weekend ! #FightOn ✌🏽❤️💛— T H E J I A N T (@Jackthejiant) December 15, 2017
Why dream it...when you can live it ? pic.twitter.com/xXF07DFwrO— T H E J I A N T (@Jackthejiant) December 16, 2017
Most of the area’s top prospects are expected to sign with their schools Wednesday, including Wayne receiver Blue Smith with Ohio State. Marion Local offensive lineman John Dirksen with Notre Dame and Sidney running back Isaiah Bowser with Northwestern.
Xenia receiver Meechi Harris decommitted from Kentucky on Tuesday.