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4-star standout has Ohio State among leaders

Ohio State had a decent weekend on the recruiting trail.

Markquese Bell
Student Sports

Four-star ATH names leaders

The good news kept rolling in for the Buckeyes on Saturday. After receiving around 20 scholarship offers during the process, a four-star rated prospect has Ohio State among his leaders.

Announcing his list via Twitter, class of 2017 athlete Markquese Bell (Bridgeton, NJ / Bridgeton) has limited the number of schools to where he would be taking his talents.

Thirteen schools are still in the running for Bell, but he is still open to other programs that haven’t offered. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound New Jersey native is taking a strong look at Clemson, Michigan, Rutgers, Florida, Maryland, Temple, North Carolina, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia at the moment.

Many around the recruiting scene believe his recruitment could turn down to two programs in the Big Ten. Former OSU assistant Chris Ash and his Rutgers Scarlet Knights are major contenders with that school up North, Michigan, for Bell’s pledge.

Where will Bell land? Will the Buckeyes swoop in and become a major player after offering him a scholarship earlier this month? Keep checking Land-Grant Holy Land for the latest.

Top WR gets front cover treatment

For 2017, Ohio State doesn’t have a true wide receiver in a class that is literally full of blue chip recruits.

That could change, though, as August 22 rolls around. Five-star WR Tyjon Lindsey (Corona, CA / Centennial) will make a decision on where he will play college football. Ohio State is one of nine schools in the running for the highly touted catcher.

Recently, Lindsey was interviewed by IE PREPS Magazine and solidified a spot on one of the cover for July’s edition of the mag.

Here is the interview portion of the No.4 WR in the 2017 class.

5-star commits to Ohio State

While you were probably still trying to make plans with family and friends on Friday, Urban Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff kicked off the weekend with a boom.

Locking up their 14th pledge of the 2017 cycle, five-star offensive guard Wyatt Davis (Bellflower, CA / St. John Bosco High School) verbally committed to the Big Ten power Buckeyes over a long list of scholarship offers that consisted of programs such as Alabama, Michigan, UCLA, USC and Washington.

A U.S Army All-American, the 6-foot-5, 310-pound Davis isn’t just considered one of the best offensive lineman in the 2017 class, but one of the top overall prospects on the high school level. According to 247Sports Composite Rankings, he is currently pegged as the first rated offensive guard, and 14th overall recruit in the country.

Before lining up for Meyer, and crew, Davis is already helping the Buckeyes out. After recently getting leapfrogged by Alabama in the 247Sports recruiting rankings, Ohio State has snatched the spot back from Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide, and are now once again considered the top overall recruiting class for 2017.

Want to know more about Davis and his Ohio State commitment? Land-Grant Holy Land definitely has your back.

Quick Hits

  • Ohio State is building an epic 2017 recruiting class. Could it go down as one of the best ever?
  • Class of 2017 four-star linebacker Anthony Hines III will announce his top 10 on July 7. Hines, who visited Ohio State a couple of weeks ago, has over 80 scholarship offers to choose from. Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma, and Texas are just a few of the schools trying to add the Plano East High School product to their roster.
  • After having a long list of prospects on campus for summer camps and visits, the Ohio State coaching staff finally gets a little break. With the recruiting dead period going back in effect today through July 10, recruits will no longer be able to visit campuses or have face-to-face contact with college coaches.