Ohio State landed a commitment on Sunday morning from Chandler, Ariz., four-star wide receiver Kyion Grayes, who is in the middle of a three-day unofficial visit to Columbus.
The 6-1, 170-pound Grayes is considered the 17th-best wide receiver and No. 127 prospect overall in the class of 2022, as he caught 28 passes for 556 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead the Wolves to the state championship last season.
A one-time Arizona commit, Grayes was a relatively unknown prospect when he landed a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes in October. But since then, he’s picked up offers from the likes of Auburn, LSU, Nebraska, Oregon, Penn State, Texas, USC and Utah.
Grayes has garnered numerous comparisons to current Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave due to his rise through the recruiting rankings (from No. 521 overall at the time of his offer), as well as his overall frame and interest in the Buckeyes. Additionally, his relationship with head coach Ryan Day, wide receivers coach Brian Hartline, director of player personnel Mark Pantoni and offensive quality control coach Keenan Bailey is why Ohio State immediately jumped to the forefront of his recruitment.
Grayes and his parents – who played football and ran track, respectively, at Arizona State – arrived in Columbus for their first visit on Feb. 26, and though they were unable to meet with the coaching staff due to the ongoing recruiting dead period, they conducted a self-guided tour of campus and stopped by Ohio Stadium. It was then that he publicly announced his pledge to the Buckeyes, though he has actually been silently committed since early December.
Grayes becomes the 11th member of Ohio State’s 2022 recruiting class, joining Del Valle, Texas, five-star Caleb Burton at the wide receiver position. The Buckeyes hope to add one more wideout this cycle, with Suwanee (Ga.) Lambert four-star Kojo Antwi; Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei four-star C.J. Williams; and Chicago St. Rita four-star Kaleb Brown among the other names to keep in mind.
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