Akron Firestone High School appears to be a breeding ground for future Mid-American Conference players. This past week Firestone offensive lineman Bryce Harris committed to Toledo. Now Ohio.com is reporting that his teammate and linemate Jovahn Fair has committed to play at Ohio University.
The 6-foot-3, 285 pound offensive lineman chose the Bobcats over offers from Kent State and Eastern Michigan.
Fair, who recently visited Ohio's campus, told Ohio.com that, "It felt like home for me. I like the campus and the academics at Ohio. I feel like I can develop as a person and as a player with their coaches."
Currently unranked by any of the major scouting services, Fair is an athletic, moldable lineman who has played on both sides of the line at Firestone, and lettered in three sports. According to Cleveland.com the Akron, Ohio native was recruited to play center and guard by the Bobcats.
A skilled wrestler, Fair has suffered a knee injury in the past which required him to miss his sophomore season, but he played this past year, and has lettered in track each of the previous years.
Like Ohio's other recent commitment, Coal Grove, Ohio offensive tackle Austen Pleasants, Fair could provide some much needed depth to an Ohio team that has been bit hard by the injury bug on the offensive line over the course of the past two seasons. Only five of the 'Cats current offensive linemen are upperclassmen, so seeing playing time early could be hard for Fair. The 'Cats haven't shied away from redshirting offensive lineman in the past, giving them a year to bulk up and adjust to the college level.