Soon after earning his scholarship offer from Urban Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff, four-star tight end Jeremy Ruckert, a class of 2018 standout, stated the following to Land-Grant Holy Land:
“It felt so surreal and it was an honor to get it from [Coach Meyer]. I have no favorites right now but it is Ohio State and it can't get much better than that. I'm just enjoying and riding this whole process out.”
Fast forward over a year and Ruckert is all set to announce his college plans to the world.
Picking up well over 20 full ride scholarship offers from programs across the country during the process, the Lindenhurst, NY native will select between Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin on Monday July 17.
A big target at over 6-foot-5, and 235-pounds, the soft handed U.S. Army All-American has shown the play making ability Meyer and crew are searching for out of their potential incoming recruits. Last season as a junior, Ruckert, who would add another scoring threat to the Buckeyes already star studded roster, hauled in 58 passes for 807 yards and eight touchdowns.
All signs currently point towards Jeremy heading to Columbus. Will Ruckert join the Buckeyes class of 2018 or will he take his talents elsewhere? We won’t have to wait much longer to find out.
Stick with the Land-Grant Holy Land recruiting team for the latest.
Montgomery sets commitment date
Ruckert wasn’t the only Ohio State target to take to his twitter page to announce his upcoming commitment date.
Also releasing his plans to pledge to a program, Ken Montgomery is down to four schools. OSU, Alabama, Penn State, UCLA, are the final programs fighting it out to land the 6-foot-1 cornerback.
July 27th I will be committing on @SpecSportsFL— Ken Montgomery Jr (@KenKensmiley5) July 8, 2017
While things point to Montgomery committing to UCLA or Penn State, it shows the Ohio State football program carries heavy weight among some of the top prospects in the country.
Ohio State definitely wanted to add numerous defensive backs to its 2018 recruiting class. Montgomery might not end up in Columbus, but the Buckeyes are sitting pretty at the moment, currently holding pledges from recruits such as Jaiden Woodbey, Josh Proctor and Sevyn Banks.
- Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes basketball program locked up a commitment from newly classified 2017 small forward Musa Jallow on Friday night. Want to know more about the four-star prospect and what he brings to the Buckeyes? Land-Grant Holy Land has your back.
- While it wasn’t another verbal pledge, Holtmann and crew did receive even more good news over the weekend. Releasing his top 10 via his Twitter page, 2018 four-star shooting guard Dwayne Cohill of Cleveland Holy Name announced he’s currently considering a college commitment to either Ohio State, Vanderbilt, Dayton, Clemson, UNLV, West Virginia, Texas, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech or Penn State.