Urban Meyer and the Ohio State football team hasn’t missed a beat in the effort of making next year’s recruiting class just as strong as this year’s historic haul. The efforts were shown on Monday when they sent an offer to 2018 defensive back Kyler McMichael (Norcross, GA / Greater Atlanta Christian School) the same day as the team earned a commitment from four-star DB Jaiden Woodbey (Upland, CA / St. John Bosco.)
McMichael has an impressive offer list already, ranging from Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson, Michigan, Michigan State and Florida. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder is currently viewed as the No. 41 CB, according to 247Sports, and is the No. 194 overall player in the class. After an impressive junior season, these numbers could rise if he continues to improve in his final season of high school football.
For better or worse, Ohio State has developed a trend of sending multiple DBs to the NFL Draft early, and if the trend continues, the position will always be one of importance. While the Gators are being looked at as the early favorite, there is still plenty of time in the recruiting process for the coaching staff to make repeated contact with McMichael—and sell the Georgia prospect on becoming a Buckeye. Expect Meyer and OSU to get McMichael on campus sometime in the next year for a visit.
The Buckeyes have been able to secure two verbal commits on the offensive side of the ball for 2018 in five-star quarterback Emory Jones, another Georgia native, and four-star running back Brian Snead out of Florida. Along with the aforementioned Woodbey, the Buckeyes are off to a booming start in 2018.
- As previously mentioned, Ohio State earned a commitment from four-star DB Jaiden Woodbey on Monday. For a more in-depth analysis of what Woodbey’s commitment means for Ohio State, check out Land-Grant Holy Land's own Charles Doss’ recap of the huge get.