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Ohio State makes cut for 3 top recruits

The Buckeyes are in the mix for three more standout prospects.

Jordan Whittington
Student Sports

When you receive a chance to suit up for the Ohio State football team, you pay attention. Already sitting pretty with numerous top prospects, two more standout recruits announced over the weekend they are still considering taking their talents to Columbus.

One step closer

With a commitment coming after the 16th of April, four-star athlete Dyami Brown is now down to six programs.

Starting to come down to the wire, the West Mecklenburg (NC) High School product will score touchdowns for either North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Michigan, Louisville or Alabama.

Since locking in his offer from OSU in early November, Brown, who hauled in 54 receptions for 1,012 yards and scored 14 total touchdowns — while also snatching 49 total tackles and three interceptions as a junior — has yet to make it to to the 614 to check out the what the Buckeyes could offer on and off the football field. With that being said, his home-state Tarheels and the Hokies of Virginia Tech seem to be the key teams to beat out at the moment for the 6-foot-2, 180-pound jack-of-all-trades.

Son of former NFL standout sets leaders

After recently picking up his scholarship offer from the Ohio State coaching staff, 2018 cornerback Jaycee Horn, the son of former longtime NFL wide out Joe Horn, trimmed his list of over 35 potential landing spots to 15 on Friday evening.

Now fighting it out for Horn: Ohio State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Missouri, West Virginia, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama, Florida, LSU, Louisville and Mississippi.

One of those lucky schools will end up with the 6-foot, 175-pound shut down defensive back.

Horn, one of the hottest prospects on the market, has watched his recruitment take off recently after putting together a solid junior campaign. Helping Alpharetta (GA) High School to an overall record of 7-4, the three-star rated recruit finished last season with 29 total tackles and six interceptions.

Picking up scholarship offers weekly from heavy hitters on the college football scene, Horn should watch his rankings skyrocket up the list relatively soon. At the moment he’s currently pegged as the 55th cornerback and 626th overall recruit in the class of 2018, according to the 247Sports Composite.

2019 WR names top 14

Even though Jordan Whittington has nearly two years until he puts pen to paper with a college program on National Signing Day, the class of 2019 prospect is still thinking towards the future.

While most of his classmates were trying to make plans for the night, Whittington, a top 10 wide receiver in the 2019 class, took to his Twitter page on Saturday to let the world know what schools are sticking out above the others involved in his recruitment.

Dropping a top 14 consisting of programs that have and have yet offer him a scholarship, the 6-foot-1 sophomore from Cuero, Texas is high on not just Ohio State, but Arizona, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU and UCLA.

It might be unclear where Jordan will play on the next level, but one thing is for certain: he’ll be hard to keep off the field. A threat to score nearly every time the ball is in his hands, Whittington accounted for over 1,800 all purpose yards and 21 total touchdowns last season at Cuero High School.