A prospect’s top 5
2018 outside linebacker Adrian Jackson (Denver, CO / Mullen) has made it apparent that he now has a top five, but Ohio State is still at the top with USC. Jackson has been high on the Buckeyes throughout his recruitment. The No. 7 ranked outside linebacker in his class, Jackson has already been to Columbus for a summer camp and the Buckeyes are hoping to get him back on campus sometime this summer.
Tony Alford has taken the lead in this recruitment and he has helped put Ohio State in a very good spot. Fending off West Coast powers won’t be easy, but Ohio State’s national brand has proven to be successful on the recruiting trail, especially as of late. The Buckeyes are in on a slew of talented linebackers for 2018 so they will be picky at this position going forward.
A prospect’s commitment
Big news hit the Ohio State recruiting world on Tuesday, as four-star strong-side defensive end Brenton Cox committed to the Buckeyes. Cox let the world know of his plans via Twitter.
A Georgia native, Cox chose Ohio State over in-state Georgia. In the Peach State, Cox comes in as the No. 7 player and the No. 2 SDE in the entire country for the 2018 class.
Ohio State now has eight members in their 2018 class – and it’s beginning to shape up as a rival to the Buckeyes’ star studded 2017 recruiting class. All eight of the commits are ranked in the top 100 nationally, according to 247sports.
In comparison, some programs are lucky to have one or two of the top 100 players in a recruiting class. Michigan’s highest ranked player, according to 247sports, is a four-star offensive guard — who comes in as the No. 95 player in the country. The lowest rated Buckeye commit, at the moment, is ranked No. 86.
We’ll see if the Bucks can keep up the momentum on the recruiting trail, and secure another dominant recruiting class for the ages.