The big news that came about on the Ohio State recruiting scene on Wednesday was when 2018 small forward Darius Bazley, who had been committed to the Buckeyes since August of 2016, announced his decommitment from the program. While things on the hardwood may not be going how Ohio State would like, the silver lining is that they did get some positive news on the football side of things on Wednesday.
Tannor, Henderson down to ten
Despite not having an offer from the Scarlet and Gray at this point in his recruitment, ‘18 defensive end Caleb Tannor (Lithonia, GA / Miller Grove) certainly seems to hold the Buckeyes in high regard. The three-star prospect revealed the ten programs he is focused on via his Twitter account—and Ohio State was included.
As you can see, Tannor also included Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee. Of those ten, the schools that have not offered yet are Clemson, LSU, South Carolina and the Buckeyes, according to 247Sports. From Ohio State’s standpoint, we will see if that offer does ultimately come for the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder. As of now, the in-state Bulldogs are the current favorite for Tannor on the Crystal Ball, as they have the lone prediction casted for the Peach State prospect.
The other prospect to include the Buckeyes in his top group was ‘19 wide receiver Arjei Henderson of Fort Bend Travis (TX)—a former Oklahoma commit. Amazingly enough, the offer from Ohio State was already No. 38 for the 6-foot-1, 179-pounder. With so much time until he ultimately signs on the dotted line, it will be interesting to see who/if any other programs jump into the mix.
Wilhoite catches Buckeye offer
Speaking of prospects in next year’s recruiting cycle, Ohio State officially jumped into the mix with ‘19 WR Lance Wilhoite of Franklin Road Academy (TN) when they threw an offer to the pass-catcher. The latest offer for the 6-foot-3, 169-pounder now gives him a dozen at this point in his recruitment.
Blessed to receive an offer from The Ohio State University⭕️ pic.twitter.com/vTYWun69EG— Lance Wilhoite6️⃣ (@swaggylance) April 26, 2017
The teams that the Buckeyes will join in the pursuit of Wilhoite include Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee. Surely more and more offers will continue to pour in for the Nashville native. 247Sports has an early four-star grade on Wilhoite and unsurprisingly, the Volunteers are the favorite on his Crystal Ball.
- Ohio State Wide Receivers coach Zach Smith was in Virginia on Wednesday checking on ‘18 inside linebacker Teradja Mitchell of Bishop Sullivan Catholic (VA). Florida State, another top competitor in the recruitment of the five-star prospect, also stopped by.
- ‘18 DE Tyreke Smith of Cleveland Heights (OH) is set to announce his Top 12 on Friday, according to his Twitter. Ohio State is expected to make the cut for the four-star Ohioan.