With less than two weeks until National Signing Day 2017, this year’s recruiting class is coming to a close. While the coaches have a few targets they are working in hopes of adding to an already historic class, they are also looking forward to the future.
On Monday, Urban Meyer and the Ohio State football program offered two of the best recruits in the 2018 class. The first came with an offer for four-star safety target Myles Sims (Atlanta, GA / Westlake).
Sims is an incredible athlete and is building an impressive offer sheet. With recent offers from Tennessee, LSU, West Virginia and Oregon just this month, the Buckeyes will have their hands full competing with some of the top programs in the country for Sims.
Listed at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, the Georgia native is built to be a successful defensive back. Sims also comes in as the No. 210 overall prospect in the 2018 class and No. 20 prospect from the state of Georgia, according to 247sports.
Sims said on Twitter that he is “honored” to receive the offer — and expect the Buckeyes to continue to pursue him.
Honored to receive an Ohio st offer. pic.twitter.com/g2ovze9Yt6— Spider™ (@simsmyles) January 23, 2017
The Ohio State coaching staff wasn’t finished, as another offer was announced Monday afternoon. This time it was elite wide receiver recruit Jacob Copeland (Pensacola, Fl / Pine Forest).
Copeland is seen as a four-star WR in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He is seen as the No. 11 WR in the class and is listed as the country’s No. 79 overall prospect.
The big-bodied WR is listed at 6-foot-1, 188 pounds and has already racked up an impressive list of offers. While he has received offers from schools like Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, LSU, USC and Michigan, hometown schools Florida State, Florida and Miami appear to be the favorites.
However, it is still early in the 2018 recruiting class and if Copeland has the senior season he is expected to have, expect Ohio State to continue to target him next year. With Urban Meyer leading this program, the Buckeyes are contenders to land most recruits they target.
- On Monday, Land-Grant’s own Charles Doss caught up with one of the top recruits in the 2019 recruiting class. Will Putnam (Chatham, Il / Glenwood High School) was offered by the Buckeyes on Jan. 17 and told LGHL that he was “honored” to be offered by the program.
- As of Monday, Ohio State basketball commit Dane Goodwin (Columbus, Oh / Upper Arlington) is the top-scorer in Ohio in the 2018 recruiting class. Goodwin is a three-star SG and is the fifth best recruit in the state of Ohio.