McCoy adds Scarlet and Gray offer
In the 2017 recruiting class, Ohio State was able to pluck five-star offensive guard Wyatt Davis out of the state of California. For the time being, it looks like the Buckeyes will also be bringing four-star safety Jaiden Woodbey from Cali to Columbus in this year’s class as well — and potentially others. If nothing changes, Ohio State would be heading into the 2019 cycle with the possibility of adding a Californian for the third consecutive class in a row and the fourth time since the hiring of head coach Urban Meyer.
Looking at prospects from The Golden State, you will see that the Buckeyes have yet to hand out an offer to any. However, that changed on Wednesday when the Buckeyes looked to Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., and dropped an offer to 2019 athlete Bru McCoy.
Unreal. Honored to have received an offer from Ohio State University‼️⚪️ Huge thank you to coach Urban Meyer! pic.twitter.com/RL3ArKnnSE— Horace Bru McCoy (@buhbuhbru) July 19, 2017
McCoy, who is currently penciled in as a five-star prospect, already has over 20 offers under his belt and many of the nation’s best are amongst that group. In addition to Ohio State, the 6-foot-3, 215-pounder also holds scholarship opportunities from programs like Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Tennessee, UCLA, USC and Washington.
For now, the 247Sports Crystal Ball currently favors the Trojans and head coach Clay Helton to ultimately land McCoy. With that being said, the Buckeyes and every other university in the country with hopes of landing the composite Top 20 prospect and Top 5 player in his state have plenty of time to change that. As of now, McCoy has not made very many visits but if Ohio State wants any shot in this race, getting him on campus would be a great place to start.
Where do commits/targets stand in updated Scout 300?
With “The Opening” in the rear view and camp season coming to a close, Scout.com decided to make some changes to their rankings on Wednesday. Without further ado, let’s take a look at where Ohio State commits found themselves on the updated Scout 300 list.
The first name you will run into is linebacker Teradja Mitchell, who is slotted as the 13th best player in the class and holds a five-star rating. The lone other Buckeye commit to reach five-star status was tight end Jeremy Ruckert, who falls just three spots lower than Mitchell at 16.
Inside the Top 50 of the rankings, you will see defensive end Brenton Cox (26), defensive tackle Taron Vincent (27) and athlete Jaelen Gill (50). Rounding out the Top 100 includes offensive tackle Max Wray (62), safety Jaiden Woodbey (64) and quarterback Emory Jones (87).
Commits outside of the Top 100 but inside the Top 300 include linebacker Dallas Gant (128), running back Brian Snead (136), offensive tackle Matthew Jones (145), safety Josh Proctor (150), and cornerback Sevyn Banks (278). The two Ohio State commits that did not make the list are defensive end Andrew Chatfield and running back Master Teague, who both are listed as three-star prospects by Scout.
Looking at the overall team rankings, Ohio State is actually slotted with the second best class in the country, just a couple hundred points behind Miami (FL)—who holds four more pledges. The Buckeyes do, however, have the highest number of commits in the Top 100 and they are tied with Clemson for most five-star pledges and for average rating per commit at 4.00. In comparison to the Hurricanes, they hold a 3.74 average and currently have zero five-star pledges.