Ohio State’s big recruiting weekend ended with the Buckeyes landing a verbal pledge from one of their recent visitors.
Shutting down his recruitment in favor of suiting up for Urban Meyer, Larry Johnson and the rest of the rockstar group of assistant coaches at OSU, five-star defensive tackle Taron Vincent decided enough was enough and committed to Ohio State over the Seminoles of Florida State University, and many other national powerhouse programs on Sunday evening.
Not just one of the defensive line recruits in the country, Vincent is also considered one of the top prospects the 2018 class has to offer. The fifth senior-to-be to jump at the chance to play for the Buckeyes, the 6-foot-2 285-pounder is currently pegged as the first defensive tackle, and 14th overall, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
While Glenville High in Cleveland was once pegged as an OSU pipeline, IMG Academy (FL) is starting to take their spot. Vincent will join former Ascenders Malik Barrow, Marcus Williamson and Isaiah Pryor on the Buckeyes roster.
Want to know more on Vincent, the son of former NFL defensive back Troy Vincent, and his commitment to Ohio State? Land-Grant Holy Land has you covered
Buckeyes host standout recruits
Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff have been hard at work trying to get this year’s crop of Buckeyes ready for the season, but that doesn’t mean they’re taking time off from searching for future stars to bring into the fold.
With most high schools stepping away from class for spring break, it’s given many of the Buckeyes top targets a chance to visit Columbus. This weekend was no different.
When most of us were trying to make plans with our family and friends, Ohio State had numerous highly sought after prospects on campus.
Walking away from the OSU campus highly impressed with the staff and program as a whole, below are some of the recruits the Buckeyes showed around the 614.
2018 DT Aeneas Hawkins
Offers: Ohio State, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Penn State, etc
Ohio State visit was everything I hoped it would be. #GoBucks— Aeneas Hawkins (@King_Hawk92) April 1, 2017
2018 TE Zach Sheffer
Town: Ponte Vedra Beach,FL/Nease
Offers: Ohio State, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee, etc
Thank u @OSUCoachMeyer @OSUCoachKDub @ryandaytime @OhioStateFB for an incredible visit! #BuckeyeNation #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/7KRT4dz0bI— Zach Sheffer (@zachsheffer) April 1, 2017
2018 RB Master Teague
Offers: Auburn, South Carolina, Tennessee, etc
Thank you @OSUCoachMeyer and @CoachTonyAlford for a great visit this weekend! #THEOhioState pic.twitter.com/YtD2pd2JHP— Master W. Teague III (@33_blackman) April 1, 2017
2019 WR Trey Knox
Offers: Ohio State, Florida, Louisville, Kentucky, etc
Ohio State was lit as usual @markpantoni @CoachZachSmith @CoachTonyAlford @OSUCoachMeyer #Zone6 pic.twitter.com/JVeur7sGMK— Trey Knox (@Fbu1Tk) April 1, 2017
2019 OL Will Putnam
Offers: Ohio State, Georgia, Illinois, LSU, Michigan State, etc
Had a tremendous time at Ohio State. Loved the intensity! ️-H! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/7CEX1XOUy1— Will Putnam (@BigWillPut) April 1, 2017
- Four-star safety Leon O’Neal Jr. announced his top 12 on Saturday night. Ohio State, Texas, Oregon, Texas A&M, Clemson, Oklahoma, LSU, Florida, TCU, Alabama, Oklahoma State and USC are the dozen programs currently sticking out for the class of 2018 defensive back from Cypress, Texas.