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Ohio State recruiting: State Secrets - Buckeyes top rankings for class of 2017

The Buckeyes are off to an impressive start to the class of 2017.

Urban Meyer has thrown heavy punches in recruiting, with excellent recruiting rankings each season.
Urban Meyer has thrown heavy punches in recruiting, with excellent recruiting rankings each season.
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Ohio State's incredibly successful weekend has only added to the high standard that the Buckeyes' recruiting prowess currently stands at. With '17 offensive lineman Jake Moretti adding his name to the growing list of Ohio State commitments in 2017, the recruiting class rose in the rankings for 247Sports. It seems like every new year brings expectations of the newest recruiting class being Urban Meyer's best, but the class of '17 makes a strong case with its fast start. Including the four-star Moretti, the Buckeyes have added quarterback Danny Clark, athlete Bruce Judson, offensive tackle Josh Myers, running back Todd Sibley, and defensive backs Shaun Wade, and Marcus Williamson.

Those players combined are good enough for first in the 247Sports Composite recruiting rankings, as Ohio State leads the country. Following the Buckeyes are Miami, Florida State, Alabama, USC, TCU, LSU, Baylor, Notre Dame, and Arizona State rounding out the top 10. In addition, Ohio State has more commitments in the class of '17 ranked in the Rivals 100 than any other school, with four:

Among those commitments are Marcus Williamson (ranked 96th), Bruce Judson (ranked 85th), Shaun Wade (ranked 19th), and Josh Myers (ranked 3rd). The next highest team, Florida State, has three commitments in the Rivals 100, still a respectable showing for the Seminoles.

Darnay Holmes to visit

Continuing with the theme of the class of 2017, Ohio State locked up yet another talented recruit for a visit for the upcoming Friday Night Lights camp in Columbus. '17 athlete Darnay Holmes will be making a trip from California to showcase his skills and compete in front of Urban Meyer and the rest of the Buckeyes' coaching staff. The 5'11, 190-pound Holmes has been clocked at a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash and is rated as a five-star under the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Ranked as the 15th best player in the country, the best athlete, and second-best prospect at any position from the state of California, Holmes would be a player that anyone should be happy to see in the scarlet and gray. While it may seem unlikely right now, crazier things have happened in the past. Plus, once recruits make that trip on campus, there's always a chance of coach Meyer pulling off yet another mastery display of his recruiting skills.

Holmes holds offers from Alabama, Arizona, California, Clemson, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tennessee, UCLA, Utah, and many more.