Tomorrow, Ohio State has arguably its toughest test of the season against their bitter rival and it’s shaping up to be the biggest game since 2006 when both teams were ranked No. 1 and No. 2. This year’s matchup will be played in what will easily be another near record crowd, with an incredible haul of top recruits from all over the country will make the trek to Columbus to watch Ohio State battle Michigan. With so much on the line for this year’s edition of The Game, the Buckeyes will look to impress the committee, their fans and the recruits in attendance.
LeCounte making the trip North
What was once thought to be a Buckeye victory on signing day 2017, Richard LeCounte III (Riceboro, GA / Liberty County), a former high school teammate of current Buckeye Raekwon McMillan, was a heavy Ohio State lean early on in his recruitment. In fact, rumors swirled after the Ohio State Friday Night Light’s camp that LeCounte actually had quietly committed to Urban Meyer and Ohio State.
However, over time, LeCounte grew fond of Kirby Smart and the idea of staying at home and playing for the Georgia Bulldogs. With his commitment to Georgia, Urban Meyer and staff have looked elsewhere for their defensive back haul and have seen great success.
This weekend, even though committed to Georgia, the five-star safety will make the trip to Columbus, according to landof10.com. This trip, however, will most likely not mean anything in his recruitment, as most believe his pledge to the Bulldogs is completely solid. With the chance to maybe see his friend and former teammate McMillan play in Columbus for probably the last time, LeCounte will be taking recruiting off of his mindset for this matchup.
But, you never know what will happen.
Foster high on OSU
When it comes to Ohio State’s 2017 recruiting class, success is all you’ll see. However, 2018 might be just as strong when it’s all said and done. For Urban Meyer, 2018 has started off fast and strong as does his usual recruiting class. Keeping with that trend, another five-star prospect placed Ohio State in his top 5 schools of consideration.
This time, running back and safety 2018 stud, BJ Foster (Angleton, TX / Angleton) listed Ohio State not only in his top five schools, but as his top school he is considering at the moment. In his top five besides Ohio State and Michigan, LSU, Texas and TCU made the cut. With over 20 scholarship offers, the five-star ranks as the top safety not only in Texas for the 2018 class, but the entire country as well.
Luckily for Ohio State, they are well on their way to landing another incredible talent from the Lone Star State. The success Urban Meyer and staff are having in Texas is second to none and the relationship between Ohio State and Foster seems to be growing with each day.