According to reports, 2018 offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer (Atlanta, GA / Pace Academy) will be in Columbus when the Buckeyes take on Michigan in just under two weeks. Salyer made some positive comments to 247Sports’ Bill Kurelic calling Ohio State, “my team.” However, though the comments are positive, there is likely still a long ways to go in this recruitment.
Salyer stands at 6-foot-4 and checks in at about 320 pounds. He is a five-star prospect and the No. 11 overall player in his class. Salyer holds over 20 total offers and though Ohio State is competing towards the top of his list, the Georgia Bulldogs should provide stiff competition in this recruitment. During Urban Meyer’s tenure at Ohio State, he and his staff has had success recruiting the Peach State. They will look for more of the same as coach Greg Studrawa has taken the lead position in this battle. This isn’t unfamiliar ground with Studrawa going into SEC territory, as he was on the coaching staff at LSU before coming to the Buckeyes.
If Salyer does indeed visit the weekend of Nov. 26, the Buckeyes can be considered serious contenders and will be in it all the way to the end. If not, it will be essential to get him on campus sometime over the spring or in the summer. Salyer picked up his Ohio State offer last July.
OSU in top 3 for a WR
Staying in the state of Georgia, 2019 wide receiver Jashawn Sheffield (Saint Simons Island, GA / Frederica Academy) made it public that Ohio State is in his top three. This news comes after he visited on Nov. 5 for the game against Nebraska. Though 2019 is way down the road, Sheffield is projected to be the top wide receiver in the class. Already standing at 6-foot-2, Sheffield has steady hands and the speed to pull away from defenders. Though we are still extremely early in this process, Florida State and Clemson appear to be the schools that will provide the most competition in landing the Frederica Academy standout.
To the hardwood, class of 2017 prospect Nojel Eastern (Evanston, IL / Evanston Township) is set to announce his college decision today. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard from Illinois is a four-star prospect and holds 15 total offers. Though Michigan State and Purdue seem like the favorites, Eastern did visit Columbus at the end of October and that is the last visit he took. Landing Eastern would be big for Thad Matta and his staff as it would give the Buckeyes a lift in a position of need as well as blocking two other Big Ten rivals from his services.
College Decision: tomorrow @ 345 Evanston Township High school— Nojel Eastern (@NEblessed_20) November 15, 2016