We’re very rapidly nearing the busiest time of the recruiting cycle. With early signing day just under a month away, and normal signing day in just about two months, we’re nearing the homestretch for the 2018 class, and it’s a crucial time for coaching staffs to finalize their classes.
However, this time of year for recruits isn’t just about signing, as there’s another big event coming up very soon: All-American games, like the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the Under Armour All-America Game, and the Polynesian Bowl. With their high school football careers complete, these games serve as the final chances for recruits to compete against fellow prospects before heading off to college, and today, a Buckeye commit announced which all-star game he’d be competing in.
Four-star safety and Ohio State commit Jaiden Woodbey announced on Twitter today that he’d be participating in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 6th. Woodbey will be joining fellow Buckeye commits Dallas Gant, Jaelen Gill, Jeremy Ruckert, Taron Vincent, Max Wray, and Josh Proctor, as well as Buckeye targets Tyson Campbell, Jackson Carman, Tyreke Johnson, Cade Mays, Patrick Surtain, Rasheed Walker, Jarren Williams, Payton Williams, Kamryn Babb, Anthony Cook, Palaie Gaoteote, and Tommy Togiai. The full roster can be seen here.
Woodbey plans to enroll early at Ohio State, and wants to compete for playing time early with safeties Damon Webb and Erick Smith both set to graduate.
Cameron Brown rumors heating up
A few months back, Saint Louis receiver Cameron Brown was mentioned as a name to watch for Ohio State following his decommitment from Nebraska in June, but nothing came of it, with Brown recommitting to the Huskers in August.
However, with Mike Riley out at Nebraska, and much of his staff likely to leave as well, Brown seems to be looking at Ohio State once again, sparking a bunch of movement on the 247Sports crystal ball in the past few days.
Brown has picked up five predictions in the past day calling for him to flip from Nebraska to Ohio State, and in most cases, where there’s smoke there’s probably fire. This is certainly a name to watch in the next few days, as he could pull the trigger at any time.
The 6'1, 175-pound receiver is ranked 314th in the nation, 54th of all receivers, and is a teammate of another Buckeye receiver target: Kamryn Babb.