Urban Meyer, Ryan Day and the rest of the Ohio State Buckeyes coaching staff have been hard at work trying to lead this group of Buckeyes to another national title chase, but that doesn’t mean they’re taking a backseat when it comes to searching the recruiting trail for their next crop of future standouts.
Dishing out numerous scholarship offers to recruits from both the 2019 and 2020 classes over the last week, the Buckeyes have entered the recruitment race of many highly sought after prospects, including three-star junior defensive end Braiden McGregor.
No stranger to the OSU staff after making the trip from Port Huron, Michigan to Columbus on a couple different occasions, McGregor announced his offer via his Twitter page on Wednesday.
Very thankful to receive a offer from The Ohio State University! Thank you to the coaching staff can’t wait to come visit! #GOBucks #B1G pic.twitter.com/HIstSDxRiq— Braiden McGregor (@BraidenMcgregor) October 3, 2018
“I’ve been down to OSU twice now. I went for a camp and a visit. I got a text at about 9 am from Coach Taver Johnson and he said he had great news, so the whole day at school I was wondering what it was. So I called him after school and after football and we talked for about five minutes and then he offered me,” the 6-foot-5, 235-pounder stated to Land-Grant Holy Land on his newly acquired opportunity to line up in the Scarlet and Gray on the next level.
“I was shocked and didn’t expect it. They said they really like me and said I was having a great season so far and said they would love to have me join them. As of going forward I haven’t made a list or started to focus on certain teams. I think it’s a big one because I like what they do at OSU. I’m planning on after my season to go out and visit all the schools that have offered me and also schools that have been in contact with me,” McGregor added.
With plans to soon visit Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin in the near future, the Port Huron Northern junior might not have a leader list at the moment, but is already giving some thought into what he’s looking for on and off the field.
“I think I’m just looking for a school that I feel comfortable with and a school with great academics and also great football. When I think of football I just think of a way to get out of my town and make a name for myself because nobody in my town other than four or five guys have ever got offers. So I think it’s big, and I try to help out with the younger kids in the youth football organization and try and be a role model for them so they can push and be the next one.”
Want to see what caught the attention of Ohio State and coaches from other major programs? Check out these highlights of Braiden McGregor in action, via the team at Hudl: