With Saturday’s win over Michigan State, the Ohio State Buckeyes are now less than two weeks away from hosting arch-rival Michigan. And while Urban Meyer continues to say the team is remaining focused on the upcoming game at Maryland, many outside of the program have already set their eyes on college football’s biggest rivalry game, including some of the country’s top recruits.
Ohio State’s ever-growing visitor list for Michigan will likely be the biggest of any game this year for the program—and the Buckeyes recently learned that one of their top priorities in the 2020 recruiting class plans to be in attendance.
Four-star wide receiver Rakim Jarrett (Washington, DC / St. John’s College) announced via Twitter over the weekend that he will visit Ohio State on Nov. 24 for the team’s biggest game of the season.
Ohio State On The 24th !— Rak (@RakimJarrett) November 11, 2018
Ohio State’s recruiting class for next year already looks promising. Currently, the class sits at No. 2 in the country and atop the Big Ten in the 247Sports Class Rankings.
Just last week, Ohio State WR coach Brian Hartline earned his first WR commit for the class in four-star Jackson Smith-Njaba. The position looks to be one of the team’s biggest priorities in next year’s class, and the belief is that the Buckeyes will be looking to add at least two more WRs alongside Smith-Njaba.
Jarrett would make for a great fit as he is one of the top WR prospects in his class. The 247Sports Composite Rankings have him listed at No. 6 at his position and as the No. 42 overall prospect.
Ohio State offered the blue-chip prospect back in July and quickly jumped to the lead in his recruitment. And while the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions should always be taken with a grain of salt, the Buckeyes currently account for all ten for Jarrett.
Recent Ohio State WR commit speaks on decision
Speaking of recent Ohio State commit Jackson Smith-Njaba, he was recently asked about his decision, and you can see what he had to say about his thoughts on the University and the football program below:
We had a special guest @jaxon_smith1 on The Warmup last week! The @Rockwall_Jacket Wide Receiver committed to @OhioStateFB and will be a Buckeye in 2020! @RISDAthletics @RockwallJackets #ihss #txhsfb #BuckeyeNation pic.twitter.com/mnuvEHDqBX— DFW Inside High School Sports (@ihss_dfw) November 12, 2018