Just like many former and current Ohio State Buckeyes did during their high school career, a number of OSU class of 2018 signees participated in the U.S. Army All-American bowl over the weekend.
Although safety Josh Proctor and wide out Kamryn Babb didn’t play due to injuries, seven future Buckeyes suited up for either the East or West squad on Saturday afternoon.
Showing why he’s considered one of the top defensive tackle prospects in the country, four-star defensive tackle Tommy Togiai was one of reasons why the West team squeaked out a 17-16 victory over the East.
Making plays in the backfield, Togiai—one of the Buckeyes' nine early enrollees—finished the ball game with three total tackles and a forced fumble for the West squad.
Want to know how all the soon-to-be Buckeyes fared during the U.S. Army All-American game? Land-Grant Holy Land has your back.
- 4-star DT Tommy Togiai, Team West: 3 tackles, 1 forced fumble
- 5-star RB Jaelen Gill, Team East: 3 carries for 5-yards, 1 reception for 1-yard
- 4-star S Tyreke Johnson, Team East: 2 total takles
- 4-star OLB Dallas Gant, Team East: 2 total tackles
- 5-star DT Taron Vincent, Team East: No Stats
- 4-star TE Jeremy Ruckert, Team East: No Stats
- 4-star OT Max Wray, Team East: No Stats
- 4-star S Josh Proctor, Team West: DNP/Injured
- 4-star WR Kamryn Babb, Team West: DNP/Injured
Buckeyes offer 2019 SG
Chris Holtmann and the Ohio State basketball coaching staff didn’t just beat Michigan State on Sunday, they also offered a class of 2019 shooting guard a chance to continue his education and playing days in Columbus.
Adding the Buckeyes to a list of scholarship offers that previously consisted of programs such as Ball State, Butler, Xavier, and others, Indianapolis Cathedral junior standout Armann Franklin is the latest recruit to receive an opportunity to play for Holtmann and company.
Franklin’s offer was announced by his head coach Jason Delaney via his Twitter page:
Congratulations to Armaan Franklin @unkle44artty who was offered today by Ohio State ☘️— Jason Delaney (@CoachDelaney) January 7, 2018
Watching his recruitment take off recently, the 6-foot-3 Franklin is currently averaging 21 points, eight rebounds, and three assists a contest so far this season for the Irish, who at the moment are sitting at 11-2 on the year.
- Ohio State played host to four-star small forward Keion Brooks on Sunday. At the moment, Brooks, a class of 2019 prospect, has offers on the table from Ohio State, Michigan State, Indiana, Kentucky, and many more powerhouse programs across the country.
- After scoring a game high 27 points on Friday, future Buckeye wing Justin Ahrens passed his older brother and current Michigan State guard Kyle Ahrens as the second all-time leading scorer in Versailles (OH) High School history.