As we rapidly approach the early signing period, recruiting news certainly isn’t at a premium in the college football world. For the past week or so, the recruiting world has been turned on its head by dozens of commitments, and dozens more decommitments, thanks in large part to a particularly active coaching change season, as well as the aforementioned early signing day.
With classes all over the country nearing capacity, coaches are putting the final touches on their 2018 groups, and shifting focus towards 2019 and beyond, and just minutes ago, Urban Meyer and Ohio State landed one of their biggest remaining targets, as Missouri wide receiver Kamryn Babb announced his commitment on Twitter.
Never would’ve thought I’d be in the position I’m in today, anything is possible with God.. All praise to the Lord above.— Kamryn Babb® (@kamm_o) December 13, 2017
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Kamryn Babb is the 20th pledge for Meyer and crew, as the Saint Louis native picked the Buckeyes over opportunities at over 25 programs such as Michigan, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Michigan State. He’s the second true receiver in the class, along with Ohio native L’Christian “Blue” Smith, though Jaelen Gill and Jeremy Ruckert will also be key pieces of the passing game in the future.
Babb is the nation’s 65th best player, the 12th ranked receiver, and second ranked Missouri prospect, according to 247sports composite. In Missouri, the only prospect above him is defensive tackle Michael Thompson.
With Babb in the class, Ohio State likely only has one more spot open for a receiver, and that final receiver could end up being Babb’s high school teammate, and former Nebraska commit Cameron Brown.
Babb isn’t just a huge get for the Buckeyes because of his on the field talent, however. He’s also very close with a number of Buckeye commits and targets, including Cameron Brown, Michael Thompson, and perhaps most importantly, quarterback commit Emory Jones.
Even though rumors of his potential flip to Alabama have been flying for weeks, the talented OSU quarterback commit welcomed Babb to the Buckeye family on Twitter.