The chase begins
On Monday, Ohio State made an offer to 2020 cornerback/returner Dwight McGlothern. The New Caney, TX native made that offer known on Twitter.
For the Buckeyes, an offer to McGlothern set the foundations to begin the process of getting the Lone Star Stater up to Columbus. However, on Tuesday, the competition just got a little more fierce, as Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide made an offer to McGlothern.
Just like the OSU offer, the 2020 prospect let the world know via Twitter.
Could it be a coincidence that ‘Bama offered right after the Buckeyes? Or is this imitation just a form of flattery? Either way, both programs have entered the fray to get this Texan.
Right now, McGlothern’s offer list has a handful of SEC powers. Ole Miss, Tennessee, Georgia, and LSU have made the first move in offering a spot for the 2020 prospect. Already, the 247Sports crystal ball has one vote in favor of the LSU Tigers as the landing spot.
The road to National Signing Day 2020 is, literally, years away—so expect this recruitment to pick up more steam as we get closer to him needing to make a decision.
But it’s a step in the right direction for an offer this early if the Buckeyes want his services.
Highlight reel, and more insight on the recent offer to a 4-star PG
Yesterday, Land-Grant Holy Land’s own Dan Hessler wrote about the Buckeyes making an offer to 2018 four-star point guard Noah Locke. Now, let’s look in a little closer at who’s in the pursuit for Locke, as well as a highlight reel from one of his breakout games.
First off, it should be known that Maryland is known for churning out elite basketball recruits—and Locke isn’t different. Already, he holds offers from Providence, Cincinnati, Michigan and Kansas; in total, Locke has 33 offers, according to 247Sports.
In recent weeks, his offer list has climbed. According to his profile page on 247Sports, Locke got not only a Jayhawk offer back on July 18, but an Oklahoma State offer, too. On July 17, one day before, Florida State reached out to the Old Line State native, and just a day before that, fellow ACC program N.C. State made an offer.
Early projections on the 247Sports crystal ball point to Kansas as the favorite at 60 percent. However, the predictions are based off of only five votes, with the Jayhawks receiving three of them. Providence and Michigan each received one vote apiece as the landing spot for Locke.
Below is a highlight reel of Locke from a league contest. In this game, Locke went off, scoring 36 points.
Currently, the Buckeyes have one commit in the 2018 class in three-star shooting guard Torrence Watson. If new coach Chris Holtmann is serious about bringing Locke a few states over to play for the Buckeyes, there is still time to make that happen. Locke has all five of his official visits left, according to 247Sports.
If any updates happen between Locke and the Buckeyes, we’ll have you covered.
• Four-star defensive tackle Jacob Lacey released his top six schools on Twitter. The Buckeyes did not make the cut. The teams that did? Clemson, Michigan, Notre Dame, Louisville, Michigan State and Tennessee.