This year marked the first time that the NCAA has given college football prospects an opportunity to sign their National Letters of Intent during an early signing period. From Dec. 20-22, Ohio State (and the other 129 FBS programs) were expecting to add up to 80% of their incoming 2018 class, with the remaining few scholarship spots to be claimed on the traditional National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Having already received 22 signed LOIs during the Early Signing Period, this year’s traditional February National Signing Day isn’t expected to be quite as exciting. However, Ohio State is looking to add a couple more high-value scholarship players to the 2018 class. That being said, the team is quickly running out of room, sitting at the scholarship maximum even before NSD. However, that could change if it is made public that other players are planning to transfer, or are ending their collegiate careers due to injury.
The Buckeyes already expect to get some paperwork from DT Tyler Friday and WR Chris Olave, who recently verbally committed to Ohio State. Other possible additions to the 2018 class include OLB Christopher Oats, OT Nicholas Petit-Frere, RB Taivon Thomas and OT Rasheed Walker.
Stay tuned for updates as the Buckeyes get BOOOOOM-ing during National Signing Day, and add to an already impressive haul of top talents from the 2018 recruiting class as they battle Georgia for the top class of the year.