On Monday, the Buckeyes added commit No. 21 to the recruiting class in '15 OL Matthew Burrell from Virginia. With only a few spots remaining in this years class, things will start getting very interesting within the next three months when NSD rolls around.
One name to watch for is '15 WR Ykili Ross from California. According to 247Sports' Steve Wiltfong, the four-star WR has lined up an official visit to Columbus for next weekend's game against Michigan. From the looks of things, Ohio State is not opposed to adding another receiver to the class to join '15 WR Alex Stump, the former Kentucky commit.
Ross is a 6'2, 185-pound standout for Poly High School (CA). His 247Sports profile does not show an offer from the Buckeyes thus far but does include offers from programs like Arizona, Arizona State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Utah and others. Ross is listed as the 178th player overall in the 2015 class, the 21st receiver and the 22nd-best player in the Golden State. You can check out Ross in action here.
Briscoe leaves Clemson, Buckeyes the favorite?
Another name that could be joining the Buckeyes class at any moment now is '15 CB Juwuan Briscoe. Last night, Briscoe took to Twitter that he was decommitting from the Clemson Tigers. The three-star prospect from Thomas Stone (MD) was in Columbus to watch Ohio State run over Illinois, 55-14 on the first Saturday of November. Prior to his decommitment, Briscoe reveled that his decision would come between the Tigers and Buckeyes but now, the Tigers don't look like a possibility any longer. Coach Larry Johnson is the lead recruiter for Briscoe, who is from an area where Johnson excels in recruiting. Quickly after departing from the Tigers class, Briscoe received ten predictions to the Buckeyes in the 247Sports Crystal Ball.
I thank everyone for all the love but I'm officially decommitting from Clemson University pic.twitter.com/V4driX0KVG— Juwuan Briscoe (@_AyeeLilWuan) November 19, 2014
McCullough named Army All-American:
Lastly, '15 LS Liam McCullough was officially honored as a Army All-American yesterday. McCullough will be joined by future Buckeye teammates Jerome Baker, Matthew Burrell, Torrance Gibson and Justin Hilliard to perform in the prestigious event that will include many of the nation's best prospects. On Friday, Hilliard will get his Army All-American jersey and be honored at St. Xavier High School.