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Ohio State among leaders for 4-star 2019 quarterback

The Buckeyes are still in the mix for one of the most sought-after junior recruits in the country.

Bo Nix
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With Ohio State having numerous quarterbacks on the roster and five-star class of 2018 signal-caller Emory Jones verbally committed to suit up for the Buckeyes, some might think it would scare off top underclassmen from being interested in bringing their talents to Columbus.

That assumption doesn’t apply to Bo Nix.

Announcing his top eight via his Twitter page on Thursday night, the four-star class of 2019 prospect is now considering a pledge to either Ohio State, Clemson, Auburn, Florida State, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, or LSU.

Many believe that Bo, the son of former Auburn quarterback Patrick Nix, will follow in his father’s footsteps and roll with the Tigers.

Although there is a chance that could happen, Bo wants to makes his own decision and knows exactly what he’s looking for out of his next home.

“I just want to go somewhere where I’m going to grow academically and be smarter when I leave the school,” Nix stated to Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports.

“I want to go somewhere athletically where they’re going to develop me as a quarterback...somewhere I’m going to enjoy socially and have a good time and have a great college experience, and somewhere I’m going to grow spiritually with good Christian coaches and just an atmosphere and environment around me. And I want to go somewhere I have a chance to win a National Championship, win the Heisman Trophy and be a first round draft pick," he added.

Last season as a sophomore, the 6'1, 195-pound dual-threat quarterback passed for 1,737 yards and 16 touchdowns, while rushing for another 1,300 yards and 20 scores to help pace the Pinson Valley Indians to an overall record of 8-4.

2018 PF sets OSU visit

Just days after earning his scholarship offer to play for the Ohio State basketball squad, class of 2018 power forward Jaxson Hayes of Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller will reportedly visit with newly hired head coach Chris Holtmann and his group of assistants on Monday, according to Rivals recruiting reporter Corey Evans.

Coming off visits to Xavier and Butler, Hayes is starting to watch his recruitment blow up. Flying under the radar before the summer, programs such as OSU, Texas, Clemson, Illinois, and Purdue have all now entered the race for the 6'10, 195-pounder.

Previously unranked, Hayes’ name is now listed among some of the best in the class of 2018. According to 247Sports, he’s currently considered the 37th power forward and 158th-overall prospect in the country.

Want to see Hayes in action? See what Jaxson could potentially add to the Ohio State roster with these highlights:

Quick Hits

  • After pushing his plans back, 2018 Ohio State target K’Vaughan Pope will announce his college commitment later today. Pope, a four-star-rated inside linebacker from Dinwiddie, VA, will likely select between the Buckeyes and the Georgia Bulldogs.
  • Per Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts, class of 2019 five-star running back Noah Cain will once again visit Ohio State in the coming weeks. Like many other top prospects, Cain, an IMG Academy (FL) product, will be on hand for the Buckeyes' matchup with Oklahoma on September 9.