How do you win national championships? Recruiting elite talent. On Friday, Ohio State gave one of the top players in the country a chance to play for the Buckeyes. 2016 four-star safety Deontay Anderson adds OSU to an already impressive scholarship list.
The third safety and 39th-overall prospect in the 2016 class, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Anderson, who plays for Manvel High in Texas, holds over 30 full ride offers at the moment. Alabama, Texas A&M, LSU, Georgia, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas, and USC are just a few of the schools the Buckeyes find themselves up against for the 6'1, 195-pound standout.
Anderson has backed up the hype on the field. During the last three seasons on the high school level he has accounted for over 180 total tackles and 18 pass breakups for Manvel.
See what Deontay Anderson could add to the Silver Bullets with these highlights, courtesy of Hudl:
Wade to visit
Visitation season is upon us. This upcoming weekend ,one of the recruits making the trip to Columbus to check out the Ohio State campus is class of 2017 cornerback LaMont Wade of Clarion High School in Pennsylvania.
The 5'11, 185-pound Wade received his offer from OSU earlier this month. Only a sophomore, he is already a nationally known prospect with scholarships from not just the Buckeyes, but Penn State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, and quite a few others.
Some of the other prospects who are scheduled to be on hand this weekend include current class of 2016 pledge Terrell Hall, and four-star tight end Luke Farrell.
With names sure to be added to the visitor list, Land-Grant Holy Land will keep you updated throughout the week. Stay tuned.
Harris leads Dunbar to OT win
In the Ohio Division II Regional Championship on Saturday, future Buckeye AJ Harris and Dayton Dunbar took on Duke commit Luke Kennard and the Franklin Wildcats.
Finishing with 23 points, nine assists, and four rebounds, Harris knocked down two key free throws in the final seconds to give the Wolverines a 77-76 overtime win over Kennard and Franklin. In his final high school game, the sharp-shooting Kennard scored 41 points.
Before he rocks the Scarlet and Gray, Harris will have a chance to play at the Schottenstein Center. On Friday in the State Semifinal, AJ and Dunbar will battle Defiance for a shot to play in the Division II state championship.
Want to see Harris go up against Kennard? The guys at Next Up Recruit have you covered:
- Numerous OSU targets were invited to The Opening after shining at the regional camp in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon. Class of 2016 defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson, offensive lineman EJ Price, defensive back Nigel Warrior, and quarterback Jawon Pass are just a few of the recruits with OSU ties who were picked to participate in the annual event held at the Nike headquarters in Oregon every summer.
- The Opening regional wasn't the only camp in Georiga. Rivals also held their camps in Atlanta over the weekend. Showing why he is one of the elite defensive prospects in the country, class of 2016 OSU commit Jonathon Cooper of Gahanna Lincoln was one of the top performers all weekend. Some of the other OSU targets to show out were quarterback Jarrett Guarantano and defensive back Nygel Edmonds.