He’s also the 18th defensive lineman to pick up an offer from the Buckeyes.
“It feels great,” Valentine said of the offer from the two-time national champion Meyer. “It’s amazing.”
Valentine has offers from Alabama, Arizona, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Louisville, Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU, Marshall, Miami (Fla.), Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, USC, Washington and West Virginia.
Valentine committed to Florida on July 29, but re-opened his recruitment on Feb. 17.
As a junior, Valentine recorded 80 tackles -- 22 for loss -- and had 14 sacks. As a sophomore, he had 80 tackles and 12 sacks.
“I would bring a lot to a team and more,” Valentine said. “I would bring speed and lots of power.”