Urban Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff already have their fair-share of offensive talent verbally committed to play their college ball in Columbus and could soon be adding another playmaker to the fold.
Just a couple weeks removed from visiting Ohio State for an official visit, class of 2017 five-star wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones announced via his Twitter page that he’s now down to five final programs. Earning full ride scholarship offers from programs across the country, Ohio State, Florida State, Florida, Michigan State and Michigan are the schools that will fight it out for his pledge.
Thanks For Everyone Who Has Supported Me Throughout This Journey !!! #Top5 pic.twitter.com/YwJ2jQhrXD— Donovan P. Jones (@dpeoplesjones) October 30, 2016
A U.S. Army All-American, Donovan is currently considered the No. 1 wide receiver and No. 12 overall recruit in the class of 2017, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Landing Damon Webb, Mike Weber and others from Detroit Cass Tech recently, the Buckeyes have built a solid pipeline in the state up north. With Michigan thought as the longtime leader for Donovan Peoples-Jones, can Ohio State snatch another talented prospect away from the Wolverines? Stay with Land-Grant Holy Land for the latest.
Recruits talk OSU visit
While Ohio State class of 2017 verbal pledges Wyatt Davis, Haskell Garrett and Palaie Gaoteote headlined the list of prospects who were on campus for the Buckeyes matchup with Northwestern on Saturday afternoon, many other high school prospects made it to Columbus to take in the win.
Wanting to bring you closer to the action, Land-Grant Holy Land caught up with the following game visitors and grabbed their opinion on the Buckeyes game, and their time at Ohio State:
2018 RB Master Teague
Offers: South Carolina, Tennessee, Duke, etc
Thoughts: “I thought it was a great visit. I had a great time. I enjoyed experiencing Ohio State’s environment and meeting coaches. I got to meet with Coach Meyer and I got to meet Coach Alford. The time I got to spend with the team before and after the game was very cool to me. Also being able to be on the sideline with the coaches before the game while the team was warming up stood out. The energy was great.”
2018 WR Paul Woods
Offers: Boston College
Thoughts: “The game day experience went very well. [What stood out was] Watching the players get ready and the loyal fans. Even though they played Northwestern, the stadium was still filled. Overall great atmosphere. I talked to coach Zach Smith and he told me that he wanted to get me up there a lot more and to keep in contact. Also he wants me to send in highlights.”
2018 TE Anthony Torres
Town: Mishawaka, IN/Penn
Thoughts: “The trip was great. I had a great time. The visit was very impressive. What stood out to me the most was definitely being in the pregame meeting with the team and the skull session. The atmosphere in the stadium was unreal. I've never experienced anything like it.”
2018 CB Donald Johnson
Town: Indianapolis,IN/North Central
Offers: Bowling Green
Thoughts: “The visit was great. That was the best visit I have been on so far as a recruit. I had a chance to see all of the football facilities and they were top of the line and really impressed me. The atmosphere was great. There was a lot of energy and the fans and crowd were amazing. I really enjoyed my time at Ohio State.”
- Thad Matta’s basketball squad played host to one of the top targets left on their 2017 big board over the weekend. Making the visit to Columbus from Evanston, Ill., Nojel Eastern checked out what Ohio State had to offer. Big Ten programs such as Michigan State, Michigan and Purdue are also after the four-star senior shooting guard.
- OSU offered class of 2019 wide receiver Trey Knox on Saturday during his visit. The 6’4 standout now holds offers from not just the Buckeyes, but also Florida, Tennessee and others.
- Tate Martell, Jerron Cage, and numerous other future Buckeyes lit it up over the weekend. Which Ohio State commit did enough to walk away as the Land-Grant Holy Land MVP of the week? The poll is now open. Let your voice be heard.