Recruiting Outlook: Ohio State Lands Pair Of 2022 Commits, Hands Out Several New Offers

By April 29, 2020 (6:00 pm)May 2nd, 2020Football
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  • Ohio State 2021 four-star running back commit Evan Pryor announced he will play in the 2021 All-American Bowl, which will take place on Jan. 9.
  • Ohio State 2021 five-star running back commit TreVeyon Henderson and Pryor both made MaxPreps’ Top 10 Backs List, ranking No. 1 and No. 7, respectively.
  • Pryor was recruiting via Twitter, reaching out to Austin (Texas) Lyndon B. Johnson 2021 four-star cornerback Latrell McCutchin, who is the nation’s No. 10 corner in the class of 2021, telling him to “come home.”
  • Henderson was doing some recruiting of his own via Twitter, as well, posting “you know the move” when Kernersville (N.C.) Glenn 2021 four-star defensive end Jahvaree Ritzie posted his top five schools. Ritzie is the 14th-best strong-side defensive end in the 2021 recruiting class.
  • Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater 2021 four-star wide receiver Christian Leary announced on April 19 he’ll be dropping his final six schools before making his commitment on June 6. Oklahoma considered the leader in his recruitment, according to the
  • Ohio State now holds 92 percent of 247Sports crystal ball predictions for Steliacoom, Wash., 2021 five-star wide receiver Emeka Egbuka, who was previously trending toward Washington.
  • Clemson is now considered the favorite to land 2021 Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons four-star wide receiver Troy Stellato, as the Tigers hold 75 percent of the 247 crystal ball predictions compared to the Buckeyes’ 25 percent.
  • Ohio State offered a scholarship on April 20 to 2022 St. Louis Cardinal Ritter Prep four-star wide receiver Luther Burden, who is the former teammate of Buckeyes sophomore wide receiver Jameson Williams.
  • Ohio State landed a commitment from 2022 West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West four-star offensive tackle Tegra Tshabola on April 23. He is rated as the sixth-best offensive tackle and No. 69 player in his class.
  • Ohio State extended an offer to 2022 Strongsville, Ohio., three-star offensive tackle Blake Miller on April 24. Miller is rated as the No. 8 player in the state and the No. 24 offensive tackle overall in the 247Sports player rankings. He doesn’t yet have a national ranking, though he is considered a three-star prospect at this point.
  • Miller wasn’t the only 2022 offensive lineman to grab a Buckeye offer. OSU also extended one to Lynchburg, VA., tackle Zach Rice. Rice is considered a three-star prospect and rated as the No. 30 tackle in the 2022 class, but his 14-team offer sheet includes recruiting powerhouses like Florida, Florida State, Michigan and Penn State, along with the local flavor from Virginia and Virginia Tech.
  • Four-star 2021 offensive guard Rocco Spindler, from Clarkston, Mich., is trending away from Michigan, who was long considered to be the favorite in his recruitment. The 247Sports crystal ball still reads in favor of the Wolverines, with 60 percent of the predictions, but Notre Dame picked up two predictions on April 25. Spindler included Ohio State in his top 10 on March 2.
  • Ohio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa is using Ohio State’s recent draft success as a recruiting pitch, sharing a post on Twitter showing how 20 offensive linemen drafted in the last 19 years, more than any other school.
  • Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall 2021 four-star defensive end Jahzion Harris committed to Texas A&M on April 28 over finalists LSU, Michigan, Ohio State and Rutgers.
  • Corona (Calif.) Centennial five-star defensive end Korey Foreman, the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2021 class, decommitted from Clemson on April 21. Ohio State had previously offered Foreman on April 12, 2019.
  • Solon, Ohio, 2021 four-star defensive end Najee Story included Ohio State in his top five on April 20 along with Minnesota, Northwestern, Penn State and Tennessee.
  • Traverse City (Mich.) Central 2022 four-star linebacker Josh Burnham received an offer from the Buckeyes on April 21.
  • Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren 2021 four-star defensive back Jantzen Dunn committed to Ohio State on April 20 over finalists Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami (Fla.), Oklahoma, Tennessee and USC.
  • Ohio State welcomed Olathe (Kan.) Blue Valley North 2022 four-star athlete Dasan McCullough to campus on a virtual visit on April 21, and offered him a scholarship that afternoon. He is the son of Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach Demand McCullough, who played collegiately at Miami (Ohio).
  • The Buckeyes landed a commitment from 2022 New Orleans Warren Easton four-star cornerback Jyaire Brown on April 22.
  • Ohio State extended a scholarship offer to 2022 Grosse Pointe (Mich.) South four-star cornerback William Johnson on April 23.
  • The Buckeyes offered a scholarship the following day to 2022 Beaumont (Texas) West Brook four-star safety Bryce Anderson, who has been committed to LSU since last September.
  • Brandenton (Fla.) IMG Academy 2021 four-star cornerback Kamar Wilcoxson committed to Tennessee on April 27 over finalists Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State and USC.
  • Ohio State picked up three 247Sports crystal ball predictions for Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei 2021 four-star cornerback Jaylin Davies, who plans to take his first visit to Columbus when the recruiting memorandum comes to an end.

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