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Ohio State offers 4-star WR from Georgia

In the pursuit for a 2018 WR, the journey takes the Buckeyes into Bulldog territory.

Kearis Jackson
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Bucks offer 2018 WR

Ohio State recently sent an offer to 2018 wide receiver Kearis Jackson. With the Buckeyes offering, it makes 16 total for the standout from Georgia. Jackson, who is one of the top players from the Peach State, is an elite offensive weapon who also shines at running back at his high school, Peach County. He has good hands to go along with great ability after the catch. Prying a top recruit out of Georgia will be no easy task, especially with Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart putting an emphasis on locking down the state.

Still, the Buckeyes have had success in Georgia in the past and it’ll be a fight all the way up to National Signing Day 2018 to land Jackson’s services. In addition to being heavily courted by Ohio State and Georgia, Jackson is also entertaining Alabama, Auburn, Florida, and Florida State. Jackson is a top 200 player, according to 247Sports and a four-star athlete.

The emphasis on Ohio

According to reports, Ohio State is near the top of the list for in-state linebacker Cade Stover. Though he’s listed as a linebacker, Stover lines up everywhere on the field for Lexington High School and most likely projects to a defensive end in college. At 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, Stover has the frame and athleticism to add a ton of more weight— and that’s why the comparisons to Sam Hubbard are glaring.

Though Ohio State is clearly held in high regard by Stover, the Buckeyes have not yet sent an offer his way. Actually, Stover only has three total offers as of now: Iowa State, Kentucky, Miami (OH), and Oklahoma. Stover is a class of 2019 prospect and he will start to blow up on the recruiting trail over summer (and over the course of his junior season.) The Buckeyes will take their time with Stover and make sure there is no stone left unturned. If Ohio State wants him, it appears they’ll have as good of a shot as anyone to land one of Ohio’s most intriguing prospects.

Payton’s Top 7

2018 outside linebacker Payton Wilson (Hillsborough, NC / Orange) released his top seven last night—and the list included Ohio State. The Buckeyes have made a recent push for the four-star from North Carolina and would like him to be included in what should be a great linebacker haul for the class of 2018.