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Nick Bosa officially signs to continue family legacy at Ohio State

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Nick Bosa OSU's most impactful commitment (1:33)

ESPN National Recruiting Director Tom Luginbill says DE Nick Bosa (No. 3 overall ESPN 300) is Urban Meyer's most impactful recruit for the 2016 class and examines the biggest holes in the class. (1:33)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The family legacy will officially continue at Ohio State.

Nick Bosa didn’t waste much time Wednesday morning faxing in his national letter of intent, cementing his plans to fill his brother’s shoes with the Buckeyes and try to live up to the standard Joey Bosa set with the program during the past three seasons.

Expectations could hardly be any higher for Nick Bosa, the No. 3 player in the ESPN 300, based on the projections for his athleticism, his bloodline and the fact that playing time could be available for him to provide an instant impact with Joey Bosa among the nine Buckeyes leaving early for the NFL draft this season.

A few coaches have even privately stoked the hype around Nick Bosa, saying he could potentially be even more productive than his big brother at Ohio State, a scary thought considering Joey Bosa could easily be the first player taken in the NFL draft this spring.

There had been a slim chance that the two might get to play together for a season. Joey Bosa indicated at one point that playing with his brother was perhaps the only thing that could get him to stick around for his final year of eligibility. That was a long shot, of course, but the program was always in good shape to have one Bosa this fall -- and now it's officially Nick's turn to take over on the Ohio State defensive line.