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Ohio State offers their latest potential 2019 running back

With the decommitment of one RB, the Buckeyes are back on the trail looking for their next star runner.

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Tomorrow, the Ohio State Buckeyes will play at home against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. With Ohio State looking to stay perfect at 7-0, the coaching staff has two major priorities. One being to—of course—come out on top, and the second is to remain healthy for the second half of the season. Another home game offers the comfort-ability to play in front of the greatest fans in the land and while the team will look to impress the fans, as well as the voters for the polls and rankings, their play on the field—whether they realize it or not—also impresses the minds of the recruits they’re currently targeting. With probably around 8-10 more spots left in the 2019 class, these games and this season are important for the future. Thankfully, in Urban Meyer’s tenure, the recruiting at Ohio State has never been better.

OSU looking to gain their 2019 RB

When Ohio State lost the commitment of Indiana native Sampson James earlier this week, it came as a bit of a question to many folks following Ohio State recruiting. While there’s no great need to dive in to the matter again, the outcome is simple. Ohio State now has the opportunity to land another top-tier back for their class and once again bring in a running back to continue the great tradition of success at the position under coach Tony Alford. While names such as Noah Cain and others have resurfaced, there’s probably no one right now including the Buckeye coaching staff who is under the impression of knowing who they’ll get and when it will come. In the meantime, Meyer is recruiting his tail off doing his best to land another great one.

Yesterday, the Buckeyes went into a familiar area when they offered their latest potential class of 2019 running back. That familiar area, Trinity Christian Academy, is a school that has produced current Buckeyes such as Shaun Wade and Tyreke Johnson, and is home to some of Florida’s most talented kids. Ohio State has taken advantage of their relationship with Trinity Christian multiple times and looks to possibly try their luck yet again. Running back Marcus Crowley, a current Miami (FL) commit for the 2019 class, was offered by Ohio State yesterday and while his pledge is currently for the Hurricanes, make no mistake about it, the Buckeye offer means something. Especially knowing he has former teammates playing for them.

A 6-foot-1, 200-pound back, Crowley’s ranking may not be the “highest” or most coveted by recruiting followers, but his abilities can’t be questioned. Playing in a very tough football league for Trinity Christian, Crowley is going against stiff competition week in and week out. A runner with both power and speed, Marcus is a kid who can make you miss in space, but also get through the first line of defense making an arm tackle a waste of time. A three-star prospect, Crowley is the 35th best back in the country and the 77th player in a loaded state of Florida, according to 247sports. If the Buckeyes are really serious about Marcus, they’ll need to get him to campus. His Miami commitment status is up in the air right now. However, if the visit does in fact happen, you can bet the two parties are serious enough about each other.

Quick Hit:

  • Yesterday, the Ohio State basketball coaching staff was in to see Cha Evans (Lutherville Timonium, MD / Dulaney) a 6-foot-6, 195-pound 2020 small forward. A four-star prospect, Evans is currently listed as the 27th best player at his position, the fifth best player in Maryland, and a top 150 player in the 2020 class.