With the 2016 season just a few days away, the Ohio State coaching staff is working double duty to put a championship team onto the field as well as putting together elite classes on the recruiting trail. With Tyjon Lindsey and Trevon Grimes jumping into the class last week, Ohio State sits at 18 commits and the No.1 class in the country. Though there aren't a ton of spots left for 2017, expected attrition is expected to happen over the next several months as Ohio State will inevitably see kids transfer and declare early for the NFL draft. Months ago, it seemed as if the 2017 class would sit right under 20, but now it's looking like the Buckeyes could end up bringing in close to 25.
Urban Meyer and his staff won't reach for any prospects down the line, they can't afford to, but Ohio State is in on some of the top players in the country that they will chase all the way to the end.
Bucks showing interest in 2018 QB
Dealing with the 2018 class is different, though. Though the Buckeyes have an upper leg on many top prospects, few have pulled the trigger and committed. There are reports that Ohio State is showing interest in quarterback Jarren Williams (Lawrenceville, GA / Central Gwinnett)
2018 QB Jarren Williams receiving interest from several other top schools. #AU #MIA #ORE #OHST #TN #UGA #UF #UNC pic.twitter.com/3ejxBoaJQc— Trent Smallwood (@SmallwoodTrent) April 29, 2016
Williams holds 10 total offers, but that list does not include Ohio State. With Emory Jones already committed for the very same class, it's unclear how legit the interest is on both sides. Ohio State has loaded up their quarterback room for years to come and with a top 2018 QB already committed, it's likely the Buckeyes just land one at that position in next year's cycle. Williams stands at 6-foot-3 and is rated the No.17 dual-threat QB in the country.
If Ohio State does make an offer to the Peach State native, here is a sample of what the Buckeyes could be getting.
As it stands, Williams is penciled in as a hard commit to the University of Kentucky, according to 247sports. However, there is a lot of time between now and National Signing Day 2018. The schools that have offered Williams include Florida State, Houston, Maryland, Boston College, Louisville and West Virginia.
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