Fairfield offensive lineman Jackson Carman visited Ohio State for the Buckeyes spring game in April. (Photo: Marcus Hartman/CMG Ohio)

Fairfield star Jackson Carman’s recruiting decision date, announcement time set

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. 

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. 

He made an official visit to USC last weekend. 

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.