Another week brings another primetime match up for Ohio State. When the Nebraska Cornhuskers come to town, they will be in for a huge night as the Buckeyes night game brings new alternate uniforms and a massive amount of star power. As discussed yesterday, the visitor list is more than impressive, but with another day passing, that list has continued to grow. Easily Ohio State’s biggest recruiting weekend of the season, there’s a whopping 12 five-star recruits from the 2017, 2018 and 2019 classes planning to be on-hand this Saturday night.
Top RB making the trip to OSU
Ohio State has been the cream of the crop when it comes to running backs in recent years. Developing NFL caliber talent is exactly what Urban Meyer and his staff has been able to do and with their success in recruiting, that doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon.
Yesterday, it was announced publicly that the nation’s top 2018 running back, Zamir White, would be making the trip to Columbus from Laurinburg, N.C. for the primetime match-up versus Nebraska. Sitting as North Carolina’s top prospect, and the 4th best prospect at any position in the country, it’s easy to see why Zamir’s visit is huge for the Buckeyes.
White currently holds 24 offers from nearly every top school in the country. As things stand now, according to the 247sports crystal ball predictions, Zamir is mostly connected with Georgia, Clemson and the home-state North Carolina Tar Heels. Ohio State will look to start building a relationship with the five-star this weekend and if anyone can prove that the running back is the focal point of an offense, it’s clearly Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes.
It's always a good thing when the country's No. 1 running back prospect decides to visit your school. https://t.co/XzXDAJdjK1— Bill Kurelic (@Bill_Kurelic) November 3, 2016
PSU commit checking out OSU
When it comes to Penn State, there’s no love-loss at all. Ohio State still controls its own destiny to some extent, but make no mistake about it, the loss in State College, Penn. is fuel to the Buckeyes.
This weekend, one of the more important future Nittany Lion commits will be heading to Columbus to visit Ohio State. Micah Parsons, the five-star defensive end from Harrisburg, Penn. made it public yesterday via his Twitter that he would be in attendance this weekend. Accompanying Micah on the trip, 4-star Harrisburg prospect Shaquon Anderson-Butts.
While Parsons is currently committed to Penn State, Urban Meyer and Larry Johnson will certainly do their best to show the five-star what Ohio State can offer and how they would easily benefit from Micah’s abilities. This weekend is certainly a step in the right direction.
Johnson making the trip with Wade
It’s not easy to decipher the top prospect in Ohio State’s 2017 recruiting class. However, one of the top prospects on the defensive side of the ball in the 2017 class is easily Shaun Wade. Committing to Ohio State back in January of 2015, the longtime commit will be in attendance this weekend for the Nebraska game. With him, current Trinity Christian teammate Tyreke Johnson will make the trip.
Johnson, a five-star prospect, is currently the nation’s No. 2 safety prospect and the second best prospect overall in the state of Florida for 2018. With Florida State thought to be the leader for Johnson, Urban Meyer will have to strengthen the relationship between the two parties, but with Wade already an Ohio State commit, Tyreke certainly doesn’t have to look far for feelings regarding the Buckeyes.
Add 5-star 2018 DB Tyreke Johnson, a teammate of 5-star OSU commitment Shaun Wade, to this weekend’s big visitors list for Buckeyes.— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) November 3, 2016