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Ohio State commits play in Under Armour All-America game

A pair of future Buckeyes lined up against some of the best on the high school level.

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Some of the top talent on the high school level had a chance to strut their stuff on live national television over the weekend. Five-star wide out Trevon Grimes had to sit out due to his knee injury, but a pair of his future Ohio State teammates participated in the Under Armour All-America game on Sunday afternoon.

Playing alongside many other highly sought after prospects, OSU commits Marcus Williamson and Isaiah Pryor were among the list of standout recruits to take the field during the ESPN televised event.

Seeing time in the secondary, Williamson finished the game with one tackle while his IMG Academy (FL) partner in crime Pryor had two total tackles to help their Team Armour squad pick up the win over Team Highlight, 24-21.

Former Ohio State turned Pittsburgh commit Todd Sibley of Akron Archbishop Hoban accounted for 12 total yards of offense and a rushing touchdown in the Team Armour victory.

Smith announces plans

Even though L’Christian “Blue” Smith has offers to suit up on the hardwood at the next level, the Huber Heights Wayne product won’t take that route.

At what shouldn’t come to much of a surprise, the four-star wide receiver took to his Twitter page over the Holiday weekend to let the world know of his plans of strictly playing college football.

Considered the third athlete and 101st overall prospect in the class of 2018, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Smith has earned scholarships from programs across the country. One of the top 2018 recruiting targets for the Buckeyes and many others, Michigan State, Michigan, Alabama and Penn State are just a few of the schools currently pursuing the 6-foot-6 205-pound All-Ohio selection.

Quick Hits

  • Class of 2018 five-star defensive end Micah Parsons might be verbally committed to Penn State at the moment, but that doesn’t mean he’s done with the recruiting process. On Saturday, the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native named a top six of PSU, Ohio State, Michigan, Florida State, Georgia and USC.
  • Parsons wasn’t the only soon-to-be senior to release his leaders on New Year’s Eve. Four-star tight end Jeremy Ruckert also let the cat out of the bag. While a March visit to Notre Dame could switch things up, Ruckert, who’s locked in over 25 scholarships so far, is currently considering taking his talents to either Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, or Wisconsin.