It may not technically be a recruiting “#BOOOOOM”, but Ohio State just got some major recruiting news that will help solidify their epic 2017 recruiting class.
Shaun Wade, a current Ohio State commit, reaffirmed his pledge on Twitter today. Wade may have been committed to the Buckeyes for almost two years, but he was still taking other visits, including to Alabama, long considered a major threat to flip the five-star mega recruit.
Thank God 4 blessing me with talent and ability. Thank the community for supporting me. I will attend Ohio State University #Buckeyenation pic.twitter.com/iyYmEP4puz— shaun wade (@shaunwade2017) December 12, 2016
Wade is the 22nd best prospect in his class, according to the 247Sports Composite, the forth best cornerback, and the fifth overall ranked prospect in the talent rich state of Florida. He picked the Buckeyes over Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, Florida, and virtually every other major program.
With Wade’s commitment more secured, the Buckeyes currently have six five-star prospects in their 2017 recruiting class, paced by recent linebacker commitment Baron Browning. There’s a good chance for the Buckeyes to grab at least one more five-star before it’s all said and done.
With expected attrition in Ohio State’s secondary, Wade could well have a chance to contribute early, if not very early.