As college football finds itself in a recruiting dead period, the Ohio State coaching staff is hard at work trying to earn a commitment from five-star running back Cam Akers (Clinton, MS / Clinton). However, as Akers’ recruitment comes to an end, the Buckeyes are looking more and more as a long shot. Because of this, Urban Meyer and the recruiting staff will begin to look forward to the 2018 class.
And with that comes five-star RB Zamir White (Laurinburg, NC / Scotland County) and everything he has to offer. Seen as the No. 1 RB in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, White has built himself an impressive list of scholarship offers. Along with Ohio State, White has earned offers from schools like Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Notre Dame and plenty of others.
Last week, White took to Twitter to announce his decision to commit on his mom’s birthday, June 27. Meaning, the next six months will now be even busier for the U.S. Army All-American.
I've decided too make my decision June 27th on my mothers birthday... Top 4 coming soon!— Zeus34 (@zeus1_34) December 16, 2016
White also mentioned that he would be announcing a list of his top 4 schools soon. While the actual list has yet to be confirmed by White himself, it is believed that Ohio State is a sure-fire contender to make the list.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound back visited the Buckeyes back in June and had plenty of good things to say about his time in Columbus and his relationship with running back’s coach Tony Alford.
The Buckeyes already have one RB commit in the 2017 class with four-star J.K. Dobbins (La Grange, TX / La Grange) and another in next year’s class in four-star Brian Snead (Seffner, FL / Armwood). However, it has become apparent that Meyer is after one more and White would be an ideal fit.
Be sure to keep up with Land-Grant Holy Land in the coming days as White will be announcing a top-four soon.
- 2017 four-star RB commit J.K. Dobbins received high praise from the wide receiver coach at Hutto high school (Hutto, TX) coach over the weekend when Coach Hughes compared him to former Buckeye great Ezekiel Elliott. While Dobbins is early in his football career, he is getting noticed.
- Ohio State five-star WR commit Trevon Grimes (Fort Lauderdale, FL / St. Thomas Aquinas) updated his injury status Monday. Grimes tore his ACL during his senior season but announced he will be able to start running again in three weeks. Here’s to a quick recovery for the future Buckeye.