Recruiting Outlook: Jeremiah Smith Sets Official Visit To Florida, Cornerback Target Commits To Oregon

By May 7, 2023 (3:00 pm)Football

Recruiting Outlook is a regular series on Buckeye Sports Bulletin designed to be your one-stop shop for all news related to the Ohio State football recruiting trail.

Opa Locka (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna Prep five-star wide receiver Jeremiah Smith (6-3, 198), who has been committed to the Buckeyes since December, is set to take an official visit to Florida the weekend of June 2, according to 247Sports.

Smith is the No. 2 overall prospect and top-ranked receiver in 2024, hauling in 58 receptions for 1,073 yards and 20 touchdowns last season.

He has remained locked in with the Buckeyes since committing but has continued conversations with Florida and Florida State, with the former now earning an official visit this summer.

He is one of two wide receiver prospects committed to Ohio State along with New Haven, Ind., five-star Mylan Graham (6-1, 170).

Cornerback Target Obidegwu Commits To Oregon

Ohio State had been involved with Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances Academy four-star cornerback Ify Obidegwu (6-1, 185), even hosting him for a visit this spring, but is now out of his recruitment after he committed to Oregon on Sunday.

Obidegwu is the No. 99 overall prospect and No. 11 cornerback in the class, and his other top schools included Alabama, Maryland, Michigan, Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee in addition to the Buckeyes.

Ohio State has no shortage of potential targets remaining, though, with Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei four-star Zabien Brown (6-1, 180), Sarasota (Fla.) Riverview five-star Charles Lester (6-1, 171), Chandler (Ariz.) Basha four-star Miles Lockhart (5-10, 185), Springfield, Ohio, four-star Aaron Scott (6-0, 170) and Cleveland Glenville four-star Bryce West (5-11, 177) all in consideration to end up in the class.

Buckeyes Add PWO Linebacker Commitment

Ohio State added a preferred walk-on commitment on Thursday from Youngstown Cardinal Mooney linebacker Alec DelSignore (6-2, 205).

DelSignore had 102 tackles in 13 games last season, adding two sacks and 12 tackles for loss with an interception. He was a two-way player as well, adding 719 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on offense.

DelSignore is not the only recent preferred walk-on commitment for Ohio State, as Mason, Ohio, defensive end Caden Davis – a former Army commitment – pledged to the Buckeyes last week.

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