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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Isaiah Pryor commits, latest on Antwuan Jackson

Isaiah Pryor is the latest to join the already impressive 2017 recruiting class for Ohio State.

Isaiah Pryor gave his commitment to Ohio State on Monday, adding to an already impressive class.
Isaiah Pryor gave his commitment to Ohio State on Monday, adding to an already impressive class.
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The rich get richer, as they say, and Ohio State certainly added to its incredible class of 2017 on Monday, when '17 safety Isaiah Pryor gave his commitment to the Buckeyes. Following a weekend that saw Ohio State add two other commitments following Friday Night Lights, landing Pryor came as the proverbial cherry on top of what was already a fantastic weekend in regards to the Buckeyes recruiting staff.

Land-Grant Holy Land's very own Christopher Jason helps break down what Pryor brings on the field as a football player:

"Isaiah Pryor is as complete of a safety as there is at his age. Checking in at 6'2, 190 pounds before heading into his junior season, Pryor is only going to bulk up more before he graduates in 2017. The Lawrenceville, Georgia product is already the total package, because he has the ability to play in the box in run support and he can play centerfield in a free safety role.

His coverage skills are superb and playing cornerback along with safety has only helped him in this area. Pryor can walk down and play man-to-man in the slot and fight through stalk blocks on the perimeter to make plays on screens and in the run game. As a safety, he does not allow receivers to get behind him and he possesses excellent ball skills to break-up or intercept deep passes at the highest point. He has great sideline-to-sideline range which allows him to make plays all over the field in coverage.

Against the run, Pryor does a great job at dissecting a run play, getting out of his back pedal and coming down hill to make the tackle. He is very athletic and it shows when he is fighting through the rubbish to get to the ball carrier. The only negative is that he tends to cut the ball carrier, rather than squaring his hips and tackling through the player. He is still very young and has two more years of high school football left to sure up his fundamental tackling.

Overall, the Buckeyes just got another great safety out of the state of Georgia and he will be the cornerstone of the secondary after Vonn Bell heads to the NFL."

Even '17 commit and quarterback Danny Clark was feeling good following the announcement, giving a hat tip via Twitter by mentioning that he feels bad for any quarterbacks in the Big Ten that will have to go against a secondary of players including Shaun Wade, Marcus Williamson, and now the aforementioned Pryor. Clark was the first player in the class of 2017 to commit to Ohio State, and was a huge pickup for the Buckeyes, as his commitment hasn't wavered once. Clark committed back in December of 2013.

Finally, '16 defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson took to Twitter to show his appreciation of his visit to Columbus this past weekend for Friday Night Lights. The 6'2, 285-pound tackle has over 40 offers, including Alabama, Clemson, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina, USC, and Arkansas, among numerous others. As of now, the 247Sports Crystal Ball doesn't like Ohio State's chances of landing this young man, as evidenced by the report below: