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Ohio State dishes out scholarship offer to 2020 defensive end

The Buckeyes are now looking to land a five-star lineman from North Carolina.

2020 DE Desmond Evans

With Ohio State falling to Purdue on Saturday night you might’ve missed out on some of the latest recruiting news surrounding the Buckeyes.

Don’t fret! Land-Grant Holy Land is here to help.

Buckeyes offer 2020 defensive end

Before the Buckeyes mixed it up with a feisty Purdue Boilermakers squad on Saturday evening, the Ohio State coaching staff found a little time to hand one of the top defensive line prospects in the entire class of 2020 a chance to suit up on the next level in the Scarlet and Gray.

Announcing his scholarship offer from the Buckeyes on Saturday morning via his Twitter page, junior defensive end Desmond Evans now adds OSU to a long list of potential landing spots.

With over 15 offers on the table, Urban Meyer and company will have some work cut out for them to land a pledge from the five-star rated Lee County (NC) prospect. Holding opportunities from most of college football’s “power schools”, the 6-foot-6, 240-pounder has offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, and his home-state North Carolina Tar Heels.

Currently pegged as the second weakside defensive end and 29th overall prospect in the class of 2020, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Evans has proved why he’s named among the best of the junior class this season. Accounting for 40 solo tackles, and six quarterback sacks, Desmond is big reason why the Lee County Yellow Jackets are sitting at 8-0 this season.

See why so many programs are after Desmond Evans with these highlights, courtesy of the team at Hudl:

Quick Hits

  • Ohio State class of 2019 verbal commit Ronnie Hickman will miss the rest of his senior campaign with a torn ACL. Due to the injury, the DePaul Catholic (NJ) standout defensive back will no longer participate in the All-American game.
  • Maumee (OH) 2020 four-star shooting guard Zeb Jackson will announce his college commitment on Tuesday, per Jake Weingarten of Stock Risers. A 6-foot-2, 170-pound playmaker, Jackson has seven schools: Ohio State, Purdue, Marquette, Michigan, Butler, Michigan State and Arizona State.