Wease hauls in Buckeye offer
Make no mistake, Ohio State has a primary focus on this year’s recruiting class. However, the Buckeyes are also on the prowl for their first addition in next year’s cycle. On Wednesday, the Scarlet and Gray pinpointed a prospect from the Lone Star State as one they would love to have in Columbus, Ohio when he has to put ink to the paper.
That guy is '19 wide receiver Theo Wease from Allen (TX).
Wease is a 6-foot-3, 189-pounder that makes his plays for Allen (TX) and has already reeled in 30 offers because of it. The early grade on Wease via 247Sports pegs him as a current four-star prospect. To add to that, 247Sports also lists Wease as the nation’s 32nd best player in the entire class and just two spots below '19 WR Jashawn Sheffield, who is another Buckeye target, as the seventh best pass catcher.
As for what the Ohio State offer means to Wease, he didn't hold back when he sat down with 247Sports' Bill Kurelic.
"I’m excited about it,” Wease said. “Ohio State has always been one of my dream schools. I’m very excited about this one. “I really like coach Meyer as a person, their tradition of winning and the atmosphere" - Theo Wease to Bill Kurelic
The good news didn't stop their. Wease would go on to tell Kurelic that he's planning on checking out Ohio State in July and also take in the Buckeyes matchup against Oklahoma, another top competitor for his services, early in the season.
Lastly, after picking up this latest offer from Ohio State, their was some movement on Wease's 247Sports Crystal Ball. Coming into Wednesday, it was the Sooners who were the projected landing spot for the talented receiver from Texas. But before the night concluded, it was the Buckeyes who grabbed three new predictions in this battle and as of today, they are the new favorite.
More OSU targets heading to Beaverton
Ohio State already has a host of commits set to participate in the annual "The Opening" event in Oregon. Buckeye commits Sevyn Banks, Brenton Cox, Jaelen Gill, Josh Proctor, Taron Vincent and Jaiden Woodbey are the names for the time being set to showcase their talents on the gridiron.
Not to be forgotten, major Ohio State targets like cornerback Tyson Campbell, offensive tackle Jackson Carman, cornerback Anthony Cook, cornerback Houston Griffith, defensive end KJ Henry, linebacker Teradja Mitchell, defensive end Micah Parsons, tight end Jeremy Ruckert and defensive end Tyreke Smith are also slated to be at “The Opening.”
However, on Wednesday, we learned that some new names will be added to the bunch. But this time around, it’s of the underclassmen variety.
Of the six newest additions to the event, the names that should stand out to Ohio State recruiting followers would be DT Jowon Briggs of Walnut Hills (OH), OT Devontae Dobbs of Belleville (MI); and Ohio State's top target in the 2019 class, defensive end Zach Harrison of Olentangy (OH).
We’ll see what these star-studded recruits can do at the end of June.