If you’re verbally committed to Ohio State, chances are you’re one of the top recruits on the high school level.
Besides shining on the field, most of the future Buckeyes have received off the field honors. From the look of things, that won’t be changing anytime soon. On Thursday, five OSU pledges were named among the recruits to make the 2017 U.S.A. Today American Family Insurance All-USA preseason team.
Below are the group of Ohio State commits that made the cut.
- 5-star DT Taron Vincent
- 5-star DE Brenton Cox
- 4-star LB Teradja Mitchell
- 4-star LB Dallas Gant
- 4-star S Jaiden Woodbey
The Buckeyes are sitting solid with 16 verbal pledges at this time, and the aforementioned prospects have already ended their recruitments, but a solid amount of recruits who are still on the market with OSU interest made the list too.
- 5-star OT Jackson Carman
- 5-star DE Micah Parsons
- 5-star CB Anthony Cook
- 5-star CB Tyson Campbell
- 2019 5-star DE Zach Harrison
- 2019 4-star WR David Bell
Can the Buckeyes add even more of the Family Insurance All-USA team to their 2018 class? I guess we’ll have to wait and see how everything pans out.
Jones sets commitment date
Ever since coming to Columbus, Chris Holtmann and his group of assistant coaches have hit the recruiting trail hard trying to add more talent to the Buckeye basketball roster.
Climbing up the top lists of many class of 2018 targets, one of Ohio State’s recent offerees will end his recruitment this weekend.
Announcing his college commitment between the Buckeyes, Duke, Minnesota, UCLA, and USC on Sunday, five-star point guard Tre Jones will make one coaching staff extremely happy.
I am blessed to be in this position. I appreciate all the schools that have recruited me. I will be making my college decision on Sunday.— Tre Jones (@trejones03) August 10, 2017
While the Buckeyes are definitely on the hunt for lead guard depth, The Apple Valley High School (MN) standout probably won’t end up running the Buckeyes' offense.
Jones, the younger brother of former Duke standout and current Minnesota Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones, is considered the top point guard and ninth-overall prospect in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Many experts are pegging the Saint Paul native to follow in Tyus’ shoes and suit up for coaching legend Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils.
A true leader on the court, the 6'2, 170-pound Jones averaged over 20 points and seven assistants a contest last season as a junior to help pace Apple Valley to the Minnesota state playoffs.
- 247Sports released their rankings for the 2020 recruiting class on Thursday. A number of potential Buckeyes, including strong side defensive end and top-rated player Bryan Bresee (Damascus, MD/Damascus), find their name among some of the best in the sophomore class.
- Five-star class of 2018 power forward Simisola Shittu (Saxtons River, VT/Vermont Academy) told D1Vision.com that Ohio State, Arizona, Arizona State, Kentucky, North Carolina, Notre Dame, and Vanderbilt are currently recruiting him the hardest at the moment. Planning on trimming his list down soon, the 6'8, 210-pounder had the following to say on the Buckeyes program: “There’s a lot of history to the school. It’s pretty close to home and they have a lot of pros.”