Unlike for the matchup with Oklahoma, Urban Meyer and crew might not have had a long list of prospects on campus for their game against Army, but Ohio State still played host to some talented recruits on Saturday.
Taking in the Buckeyes' runaway victory over Army, class of 2020 wide receiver Michael Wyman had a visit he’ll remember for quite some time.
“It was a great experience,” Wyman, a four-star recruit from Dudley High School in Greensboro, NC told Land-Grant Holy Land soon after his visit to OSU.
“I met most of the staff, and I got to see how the players get prepared for the game...(I also got) lots of academic information on my intended major (math and science). The fans are supportive of the program. I appreciate how the staff makes you feel at home.”
@etwill21 @CoachZachSmith @OSUCoachKDub @EronHodges @ryandaytime @@OSUCoachMeyer @OsuCoachCoombs #Grateful for visit 9/16/17 pic.twitter.com/YtwnRsekTt— Michael Wyman✝️ (@MikeWyman22) September 17, 2017
Having a chance to watch K.J. Hill, Austin Mack, and others bounce back, Wyman walked away from Columbus very impressed with the Buckeyes not just off the field, but also on it.
“The receivers and corners stood out...(They had) great speed, route running, hand and eye coordination,” he said.
With an offer from the Tar Heels of North Carolina on the table, and interest coming in from programs across the country for the 6’5, 190-pounder, Wyman definitely wouldn’t take a scholarship from the Buckeyes lightly.
“I can't wait for my next level of success. I would be honored to receive an offer from Ohio State,” the standout WR said.
Considered one of the top sophomore prospects in the country, Wyman is currently pegged as the 20th wide receiver and 83rd overall recruit in the class of 2020, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
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Wyman wasn’t the only highly-sought-after 2020 prospect to invade Columbus. Also making it to the Ohio State campus for the game were four-star defensive end Chantz Williams, and his Orange Park Oakleaf (FL) teammate, four-star offensive tackle Jalen Rivers.
2020 DE Chantz Williams and OL Jalen Rivers at The Horseshoe today at The Ohio State #Buckeyes #OhioState #OakleafBuilt pic.twitter.com/89YTXmpBvR— Oakleaf Football ⚔️ (@OakleafFootball) September 16, 2017
Visiting the likes of Florida State and Miami in the past, the 6’4, 212-pound Williams left the OSU campus with a new respect for the program as a whole.
“I thought the visit really stood out from the rest of the visits I've been on. I really thought the campus was beautiful. (Some of the) things I got to see were the dorms and locker rooms and where some classes were,” said Williams.
“I got to speak with coach Alford, the running backs coach; and coach Johnson, the defensive line coach. They told me that they want to get to know me better and that they're going to stay in contact with me,” he added regarding his time with the OSU coaching staff.
Yet to pick up an offer from the Buckeyes, Williams has locked in scholarships from nearly a dozen college programs. Still more than two years away from signing with a college, Alabama, Florida State, Florida, Miami, Georgia, and Louisville are just some of the schools trying to add the pass rushing threat to their roster at the moment.
The sixth weak-side defensive end and 63rd-overall prospect in his class, Williams has backed up his off-field accolades while on it. Through three games this season, the sophomore has accounted for 12 tackles and two sacks, after locking in 30 total tackles and four sacks as a freshman at Oakleaf.