Ohio State Recruiting: Spring Game Visitors

By April 14, 2019 (7:00 am)Football

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Less than 24 hours removed from a massive addition to Ohio State’s 2020 recruiting class when Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star defensive back Lejond Cavazos announced his recommitment to the Buckeyes, he headlined a loaded list of visitors Saturday at Ohio Stadium for the spring game.

Beyond the return of Cavazos, what was the OSU’s recruiting turnout on a 61-degree day in Columbus? From signees in the 2019 group to prospects across the 2021 cycle, Buckeye Sports Bulletin breaks down a big recruiting day with the following as confirmed visitors.

2019 Signees

Buford, Ga., five-star center Harry Miller (6-4, 310), St. Louis Cardinal Ritter College Prep four-star wide receiver Jameson Williams (6-2, 170), Lexington, Ohio, four-star outside linebacker Cade Stover (6-4, 225), Roswell (Ga.) Blessed Trinity Catholic four-star athlete Steele Chambers (6-2, 215), Fort Wayne (Ind.) Wayne three-star athlete Craig Young (6-4, 200), Dover, Ohio, preferred walk-on kicker Jack Deneher (6-4, 195) and Rutgers graduate transfer center/guard Jonah Jackson (6-4, 305).

2019 Prospects

La Verne (Calif.) Bonita 2019 quarterback JP Andrade (6-3, 200).

2020 Commitments

Cincinnati St. Xavier five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson (6-7 1/2, 295), Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral four-star quarterback Jack Miller (6-4, 210), Rockwall, Texas, four-star wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba (6-1, 188), Cavazos, Cincinnati Elder three-star offensive tackle Jakob James (6-5, 275) and Norwalk, Ohio, three-star offensive tackle Trey Leroux (6-8, 330).

2020 Targets

Cincinnati Princeton four-star defensive end Darrion Henry (6-6, 260), Dublin (Ohio) Coffman four-star all-purpose back Michael Drennen (5-11, 195), Mars (Pa.) Area four-star offensive tackle Michael Carmody (6-6, 285), Baltimore St. Frances Academy four-star cornerback Luke Hill (5-11, 180), Largo (Fla.) Pinellas Park four-star running back Lawrance Toafilli (6-0, 175), Gardena (Calif.) Juniperro Serra four-star wide receiver LV Bunkley-Shelton (6-0, 180) and Beach Grove, Ind., three-star center Josh Fryar (6-5, 294).

2020 Prospects

Akron (Ohio) East three-star outside linebacker Bangally Kamara (6-2, 200), Columbus Grandview Heights three-star tight end Luke Lachey (6-6, 215), Cincinnati Winton Woods three-star running back Miyan Williams (5-10, 210), Cincinnati Winton Woods cornerback Miquan Grace (5-11, 190), Gaithersburg (Md.) Avalon three-star defensive tackle Chazz Wallace (6-2, 286), Bollingbrook, Ill., tight end Trevor Borland (6-2, 190) and Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas offensive tackle Jahmari Sylvester (6-4, 298).

2021 Commitments

Pickerington (Ohio) North defensive end Jack Sawyer (6-5, 220).

2021 Targets

Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal offensive tackle Donovan Jackson (6-4, 308), Massillon (Ohio) Washington wide receiver Jayden Ballard (6-1 1/2, 164), Solon, Ohio, defensive end Najee Story (6-4, 235), West Lafayette, Ind., outside linebacker Yanni Karlaftis (6-3, 203), Ironton, Ohio, outside linebacker Reid Carrico (6-3, 218), Philadelphia St. Joseph’s wide receiver Marvin Harrison (6-3 1/2, 174), Philadelphia St. Joseph’s quarterback Kyle McCord (6-3, 195), Roswell (Ga.) Centennial wide receiver Julian Nixon (6-4, 205) and Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga quarterback Caleb Williams (6-1, 190).

2021 Prospects

Cincinnati Roger Bacon running back Corey Kiner (5-10, 205), Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons wide receiver Troy Stellato (6-0, 170), Nashville (Tenn.) Hillwood Camp offensive guard Harisen Miller (6-4, 280), North Little Rock, Ark., quarterback Kareame Cotton (6-1, 185), Akron (Ohio) Archbishop Hoban wide receiver Brayden Fox (6-3, 175) and Dublin (Ohio) Coffman cornerback Byron Threats (5-10, 190).

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