Miller gets early Buckeye offer
While their focus is primarily on the 2018 class, Ohio State never seems to leave any stone unturned. That proved to be the case on Wednesday when they went to the Grand Canyon State to offer ‘20 QB Jack Miller of Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Just received my 6th offer from Ohio State University pic.twitter.com/Daowh5C9uf— Jack Miller (@1_jackmiller) May 17, 2017
Yeah, it’s a bit early to be speaking on current high school freshman. With that being said, it’s pretty much inevitable that Miller is going to be one of the more highly pursued players in his class. The current 6-foot-3, 197-pounder has already racked up offer a handful of offers. The latest offer from the Buckeyes put them in that group along with Arizona, Arizona State, Florida State and Louisiana Tech.
Obviously, there is a long way to go in this recruitment. But jumping in very early certainly won’t negatively impact Ohio State’s chances.
Ohio State trending for Campbell
Just two days after adding a commitment from ‘18 outside linebacker Dallas Gant, a four-star prospect from St. John’s Jesuit (OH), the Buckeyes look to be garnering some momentum in the recruitment of another blue-chipper in this year’s cycle.
On Wednesday, Ohio State acquired two 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions for ‘18 cornerback Tyson Campbell of American Heritage (FL). Campbell, a 6-foot-2, 180-pounder, is one of the very best prospects in the class (currently 28th overall) and would be yet another exceptional pickup for head coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes. It’s safe to say that adding Campbell, the fourth best CB in the class, to a back end that already features ‘18 cornerback Sevyn Banks and safeties Josh Proctor and Jaiden Woodbey wouldn’t be a bad thing.
If the Scarlet and Gray do outlast programs like Clemson, LSU, Miami (FL) and many more in this race, it would be their second pull from the respected high school program residing in Fort Lauderdale. The first was highly touted five-star QB/ATH Torrance Gibson. Unfortunately, Gibson would go on to never play a regular season snap for the Buckeyes and is now off to Cincinnati to suit up for Luke Fickell and the Bearcats.
No changes for Tannor
About three weeks ago, ‘18 defensive end Caleb Tannor of Miller Grove (GA) revealed his top ten group that included Ohio State. On Wednesday, the three-star prospect revealed a picture on his Twitter account to, I guess you could say “remind” everyone who was in the group; the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder made no new changes to his top schools list.
So, why is that news? It’s news because since initially dropping that list almost a month ago, Tannor has secured offers from Arkansas, Ole Miss, Purdue and UAB. The schools that still have yet to offer are Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and South Carolina.
The Buckeyes already have a commitment from defensive end Brenton Cox in the class and have their sights set on a few other guys like Micah Parsons and Tyreke Smith.
Who knows, maybe things change and Tannor picks up an OSU offer and comes to an already loaded Buckeye squad. But, seeing as the Scarlet and Gray have commitments as well as targets for a couple other top prospects, the odds that Tannor comes to Columbus is low.