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Ryan Day Happy With Ohio State’s 2024 Early Signing Period Recruits

By December 20, 2023 (6:00 pm)Early Signing Period, Football

Ryan Day talked about what he thinks of Ohio State’s 2024 recruiting class after 20 players signed their national letters of intent to become Buckeyes.

“We have a really good class already signed,” Day said. “A bunch of these guys jumped in early on. They give us great support to our already strong team.”

At that point, two of Ohio State’s top recruits hadn’t signed yet. Five-Star Opa Locka (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna Prep wide receiver Jeremiah Smith and five-star Buford (Ga.), Buford High School defensive lineman Eddrick Houston both signed while Day was at the podium.

For Houston it was a phone call from Day which he took a break in the middle of speaking with the media to take which was the finishing touch after it was predicted earlier in the day that he would flip to Alabama.

“Really, really excited about Eddrick,” Day said on Wednesday shortly after Houston’s announcement. “This is somebody who Larry (Johnson) worked hard on this one. Comes from an incredible program down at Buford. We feel like he’s an impact player from day one. It was a long process to get to signing day here, but we identified him early as someone who was a difference maker.”

Other five-star prospects who signed with the Buckeyes on Wednesday were quarterback Air Noland, cornerback Aaron Scott and wide receiver Mylan Graham to add what is a top-three recruiting class for Ohio State so far.

Day was excited about every recruit they were able to sign, and even though Ohio State missed out on a few targets, he was happy with how the early signing day has turned out for them so far, barring any later flips.

“Did we get everything, the whole wish list? No,” Day said. “But we’ve got a lot of things covered and that’s really good moving forward. Now it’s onto the next phase of putting this roster together, but a there was a lot of hard work by a lot of people for this class and I’m fired up about that part of it.”

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