Tyjon Lindsey sets commitment date
One of the most important Ohio State targets in the 2017 recruiting class will be announcing his verbal commitment in roughly three weeks. Tyjon Lindsey (Corona, CA / Centennial) announced Monday afternoon that he will be making his decision Aug. 22 via Bleacher Report.
Lindsey included a list of his final 10 schools in a tweet and Ohio State was included in the list. Urban Meyer is competing with the best of them for Lindsey as Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, Tennessee and USC were also included on his list of finalists.
Ohio State has become highly active in recruiting Lindsey in the past year, and in doing so, has become the favorite for the top five WR. With 82% of 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions, the Buckeyes are the team to beat come the fourth week of the month.
Recent Buckeye quarterback commit Tate Martell (Las Vegas, NV / Bishop Gorman) and Lindsey were high school teammates in the beginning of their high school careers and the two have remained close in their years apart – and have hinted at reconnecting in college.
Martell isn't the only elite recruit in this class to be connected to Lindsey. Ohio State five-star WR target Trevon Grimes (Fort Lauderdale, FL / St. Thomas Aquinas) has also been rumored to be in talks of being a package deal with Lindsey. Grimes is currently a heavy Ohio State lean.
It is safe to say Urban Meyer and the Ohio State recruiting staff is working hard to build something special with this class.
T H E D A Y . ®— Tyjon A. Lindsey ® (@tyjonlindsey) August 1, 2016
Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee, & USC. pic.twitter.com/eDzViedLdQ
Ohio State makes the cut for Four-star ATH
Markquese Bell (Bridgeton, NJ / Bridgeton) announced his list of his top seven schools Monday. Ohio State, who offered Bell back in June, listed the Buckeyes as one of his final schools, along with Michigan, Florida, Rutgers, Maryland, Clemson and Temple.
The 6-foot-3, 194-pound athlete will likely play receiver at the next level and the Buckeyes have shown they are more than interested in adding at least one more wideout to the 2017 class. The four-star Jersey native has seen his recruiting take off this summer as he holds offers from more nearly 20 different programs.
Rutgers is the current favorite to land Bell, but his official visits will surely play a role in his decision. Along with releasing a top seven schools, Bell also announced his official visit schedule, which includes a visit to The Shoe for The Game, when Michigan comes to Columbus.
Coincidentally, Michigan will now be the only school Bell gets to see in action twice, as he will also be attending a game in Ann Arbor when Michigan takes on Penn State. Because Bell plans to take all five of his allocated official visits this season, it is likely he will wait until National Signing Day to announce his decision.
Top 7 my official visits are at the end of the video pic.twitter.com/9AWfWxTyb0— I C E ❄️ (@MarkqueseB) August 2, 2016
Ohio State 5-star CB seems all in on Buckeyes
Longtime Buckeye CB commit, Shaun Wade (Jacksonville, FL / Trinity Christian Academy) was one of the first members of Ohio State's prestigious 2017 recruiting class. Despite confirming his commitment with the Buckeyes numerous times, Ohio State arch-rival, Michigan, was thought to still be in play.
The five-star commit made the most prominent statement in his pledge to the Buckeyes when he announced he will not be attending the Michigan's BBQ in the Big House recruiting event. This all but solidifies the No. 3 CB in the country will choose to play in the Scarlet and Grey come National Signing Day.
Ohio State sends out official scholarship offers
The Ohio State football program sent out official scholarship offers to the 2017 recruits, Monday. Multiple Buckeye commits and targets went to Twitter to show off what they earned. Below is a list of some of these recruits:
Ohio State four-star LB target and the No. 1 interior linebacker in the country, Anthony Hines (Plano, TX / Plano East)
Ohio State four-star QB commit and the No. 2 dual-threat QB, Tate Martell (Las Vegas / Bishop Gorman)
Excited to be a BUCKEYE! ⭕️ pic.twitter.com/fhM0Tq9Prf— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) August 1, 2016
Ohio State four-star LB commit and Ann Arbor native, Antjuan Simmons (Ann Arbor, MI / Pioneer)
Ohio State four-star ATH target Markquese Bell (Bridgeton, NJ / Bridgeton)
Ohio State four-star CB target and one of the top ten CB's in the country, Lamont Wade (Clairton, PA / Clairton)
Ohio State four-star CB commit Marcus Williamson (Bradenton, FL / IMG Academy)
Ohio State four-star S commit and Columbus native, Brendon White (Powell, OH / Olentangy Liberty)
Ohio State four-star QB commit Danny Clark (Massillon, OH / Archbishop Hoban)
Ohio State kicker commit Blake Haubeil (Buffalo, NY / Canisius)