Falo catches Bucks offer
With two new commitments in the past few days, Ohio State has put together a memorable recruiting week. The Buckeyes were able to pull 2017 wide receiver Trevon Grimes (St. Thomas Aquinas) from the state of Florida and fellow WR of the 2017 class Tyjon Lindsey (Bishop Gorman) all the way from Nevada. Lindsey will join defensive tackle Haskell Garrett and quarterback Tate Martell as the members of Bishop Gorman’s 2017 class to accept their offers to OSU.
On Wednesday, Ohio State went back out on the west coast to begin their pursuit of another prospect in this year’s class. Tight end Josh Falo (Sacramento, CA / Inderkum), a four-star player, was the latest recipient of a Buckeye offer.
Falo is a 6-foot-5, 227-pounder and is graded out as a top five player at the tight end position in this class. The Sacramento native is also ranked 161st overall and the 16th top player from the ultra talented state of California.
In order for the Buckeyes to make a play for Falo, they will need him to make the trip from Cali to Columbus for a visit. For now, all signs point to Falo taking his big frame out to Eugene to suit up for Mark Helfrich and the Oregon Ducks.
OSU in good spot for top safety
247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong put together a piece highlighting just how special 2017 cornerback Jeffrey Okudah (Grand Prairie, TX /South Grand Prairie) is. Wiltfong stated that the five-star prospect is “first defensive back taken in the NFL Draft special” and included portions of others raving about the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder.
As we all know, Okudah is one of Ohio State’s top targets in this year’s class and Wiltfong dropped a few words that should definitely have Buckeye fans feeling good on where they stand with the South Grand Prairie standout. According to Wiltfong, everything he hears has Okudah winding up at Ohio State. The 247Sports Crystal Ball supports that claim, as the Buckeyes are the wide favorite.
Okudah is the six best player in the class, the No.1 cornerback in the country and the No.2 player from the state of Texas. Make no mistake, if the Buckeyes do seal the deal with Okudah, they will continue to create space for the No. 1 ranked class for 2017.
They could also create a discussion for the greatest recruiting class ever on paper.