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Payton Pierce’s Run-Stopping Excellence Makes Him a Perfect Pair with Garrett Stover at Linebacker in Ohio State's 2024 Class

Better Know A Buckeye is our look at every member of Ohio State’s 2024 recruiting class and how they became Buckeyes as they prepare to begin their OSU careers this fall.

The second linebacker in Ohio State's 2024 class, Payton Pierce (No. 15 linebacker, No. 204 overall) will now suit up for a program he once proclaimed to be “the biggest brand in college football.”

The four-star Texas product was also the second defensive player to commit to the Buckeyes in the 2024 class, joining a list that included just fellow linebacker Garrett Stover among defensive commits at the time alongside eight offensive commits.