Urban Meyer and the Ohio State football coaches have put together one of the best recruiting classes in the program’s history. Currently the Buckeyes sit a top of the 247Sports recruiting rankings and the average rating per recruit is an astonishing 0.9530, better than last year’s incredible haul which was at a 0.9447.
With 14 of the country’s top recruits already verbally committed to the class, the Buckeyes will likely try to add another 10 before National Signing Day. The Buckeyes are hoping one of those is four-star cornerback Tyson Campbell (Fort Lauderdale, FL / American Heritage).
Campbell spoke with Andrew Ivans of 247sports and listed the Buckeyes as one of the schools he will take an official visit to. However, Ohio State isn’t the only school looking forward to hosting him in the future, as he also listed Clemson as a school he wants to visit.
The four-star CB is rated as one of the best overall recruits in the entire class of 2018. The 247Sports Composite Rankings has him listed as the No. 27 overall prospect and the No. 3 CB. The Buckeyes have already earned a commitment from one Florida four-star CB in Sevyn Banks and they would love to add a second.
Campbell has not released a top schools list yet and until he does, his official visits will be the best insight into the direction he is leaning. Recruits are allocated five officials visits and along with Ohio State and Clemson, LSU and hometown schools Miami, Florida and Florida State are viable candidates to land a visit as well.
It appears as though Campbell will likely take his time in this process to ensure he chooses the school that he believes is the best choice for him.
Basketball Buckeyes make the cut for Ohio SF
Since the arrival of new head coach Chris Holtmann, the Ohio State basketball program has been focused improving its roster through recruiting. That dedication appears to be paying off as the team learned it moved one step further in acquiring one of the top recruits in Ohio.
Small forward Jerome Hunter (Pickerington, OH / Pickerington Central) spoke with Corey Evans of Rivals.com on Monday and revealed his top five schools. Included in the list were Ohio State, Indiana, Michigan, Xavier and Pitt.
The four-star SF was offered a scholarship from the Buckeyes shortly after Holtmann took over the program and has quickly made work in his recruitment, earning the school a place in his top five.
While it certainly appears that Holtmann is doing and saying all the right things to earn a commitment from Hunter, the Buckeyes will still need to play catch-up to the two other Big Ten schools. Michigan is currently viewed as the runaway favorite to land him and Hunter’s only visit to date was to Indiana, this past weekend. However, growing up in Columbus means Ohio State is no stranger for Hunter.
Look for Holtmann to continue to pursue Hunter and hopefully make him the first Buckeye commitment in the 2018 class.
- Nike’s The Opening camp will begin this Thursday. A total of eight future Buckeyes will be participating in the prestigious camp.
- Ohio State five-star DE target Micah Parsons shows off his athleticism with a big TD catch while playing at WR.
- Former Auburn DT and Ohio State target Antwuan Jackson transferred to Blinn Community College in Texas. The Auburn football program blocked him from transferring to Ohio State, but he could easily transfer to the program after next season. Ohio State has a history with Blinn as current Buckeye DB Kendall Sheffield signed with the Buckeyes in last year’s class after attending the college.