As Ohio State football moves on from the Oklahoma loss on Saturday, the Buckeyes received some good news on Tuesday afternoon as four-star defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson (Ellenwood, GA/Cedar Grove) committed to the program.
Jackson, originally an Auburn Tiger, transferred to JUCO power Blinn College before committing to the Buckeyes.
For the Buckeyes, the commitment raises their lead in the 2018 recruiting class. According to the 247sports composite rankings, Ohio State holds a score of 298.70. To get that score, the Buckeyes have reeled in four five-star commits, 12 four-star commits, and two three-star commits.
By having Jackson’s commitment, the Buckeyes have two members of the 2018 class who play defensive tackle. The other is five-star Taron Vincent (Bradenton, FL/IMG Academy), who pledged to the program back in April.
Ohio State holds a lead on the competition for the 2018 class. The second highest team score-wise, according to the 247sports composite, is Tom Herman’s Texas Longhorns; the Longhorns hold a 279.36 overall score in the 2018 recruiting cycle. Behind the Longhorns are the Penn State Nittany Lions, who come in with a 272.35.
Billy Price speaks on recruits tweets after Oklahoma visit
The loss to Oklahoma drew criticisms from all fronts. Some called for play-calling changes, others called for a quarterback change. The latter, centering around putting another quarterback in for J.T. Barrett, was voiced by recruits on the Twittersphere.
Five-star offensive tackle Jackson Carman (Fairfield, OH/Fairfield) was one of the Buckeye targets to make their opinion known on Twitter advocating for Dwayne Haskins to see time at quarterback.
The tweets still picked up notoriety entering Tuesday night, and after OSU football practice, an opinion was brought to the surface by Billy Price.
Another high-profile recruit who lent a voice on the quarterback situation was five-star defensive end Micah Parsons. Parsons quote tweeted 247sports writer Patrick Murphy after he made a tweet mentioning Urban Meyer would not make a change at QB.
Parsons went back on Twitter to apologize the following morning about the tweet.
My fault about J.T. I was just in my feelings last night about the game #GoBucks— BLESSEDMVP (@Micah_parsons23) September 10, 2017
In an article by Jeremy Birmingham of Landof10.com, Price said that he made comments about teams while on he was on recruiting visits, but reiterated that unless they were part of the team and put in all the hours getting ready for games, “your opinion and sometimes some of your voices don’t need to be heard.”
Price is one of the nine captains on the team, so the opinion came from one of the leaders on this edition of the OSU football team.