Borland is a four-star recruit according to Scout.com and the No. 1 outside linebacker in his home state. He is the No. 5 linebacker in the Midwest and rated No. 23 nationally.
The 6-foot-1, 225-pounder also had offers from Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin, among others.
He is the second player to commit to Ohio State this week, joining DeSoto, Texas, quarterback Tristen Wallace.
Borland is the second linebacker to join the 2016 class for the Buckeyes, joining Gahanna (Ohio) Lincoln prospect Jonathon Cooper.
Urban Meyer previously has signed three players since becoming head coach of the Buckeyes: Glen Ellyn Glenbard defensive tackle Tommy Schutt, Lombard Montini Catholic defensive tackle Dylan Thompson and Chicago De La Salle offensive lineman Jamarco Jones.