The college football recruiting world in now in the quiet period which greatly limits contact between coaches and the players they are recruiting. Though news was sparse yesterday, there was some things worth taking note of.
Dobbs to FNL
According to reports, 2019 offensive tackle Devontae Dobbs will be making a trip to Columbus for Friday Night Lights. Dobbs, from Michigan, is currently rated as the No. 1 tackle in the country and the No. 18 overall player. Dobbs has excelled on the camp scene this summer and continues to rise each time a rating update is released.
Ohio State has done a good job putting themselves in a position in this one as there is big-time mutual interest between both parties. Dobbs last visited Columbus in April. Though Ohio State is near the top of his list, they will have their work cut out for them going up against the in-state Wolverines. Kerry Coombs has taken the lead in this recruitment and will be looking to pull in yet another elite out of state prospect.
Smith not making it to FNL
Class of 2018 defensive end Tyreke Smith tweeted that he will not be able to make it to Friday Night Lights, but will be working to be back on campus soon. Ohio State has emerged as the favorite for Smith after he has also had a good summer. Penn State looks to give the Buckeyes the most competition to land his services.
I will not be able to make Ohio states Friday Night Lights...But I will be back in Columbus soon ❗️— Tyreke Smith™ (@T_23_baller) July 11, 2017
Currently, on the 247sports crystal ball, Smith has an overwhelming 92 percent of recruiting analysts believing he’ll go to the Buckeyes, and 8 percent seeing him head off to University Park, Penn. and the Nittany Lions.
We’ll definitely keep you posted if anything changes in this race for one of the top prospects from Ohio’s 2018 recruiting cycle.