We’ve almost made it to another weekend where we’ll see Ohio State Buckeyes football! But before we get to Saturday, there’s still news happening around the program. Specifically, let’s take a look at what happened on the recruiting trail.
A 5-star visit to be
Five-star 2020 outside linebacker Mekhail Sherman (Washington, D.C. / St. John’s College HS) announced that he will be at The Shoe for the Buckeyes game against their arch-rival next week. Sherman confirmed that with a tweet Wednesday afternoon.
I’ll Definitely Be Up @ The Horseshoe For The TUN Game! Show Me Love ! #GoBucks— Mekhail Sherman (@JuicedUpK9) November 14, 2018
Sherman is listed as a 6-foot-3, 234-pound OLB, according to 247Sports. In his twitter bio, however, he describes himself as a five-star defensive hybrid.
He’s been done playing football for the year since early September—when he tore his ACL. Holding offers from major college football program like Alabama, Clemson and Penn State, Sherman’s presence at the rivalry game next week will be huge for Ohio State.
St John’s HS, the school that Sherman comes from, produces a number of college football players each year. Sherman made news in Columbus about a month ago when he tweeted that one of his first phone calls post-surgery was to Urban Meyer.
Let’s see if they can build on that rapport next weekend.
Buckeye target commits elsewhere
Even though running back Kenny McIntosh held a coveted offer from the Buckeyes, he did not choose Columbus, Ohio, as the place he’d like to be for his college years. McIntosh, a four-star 2019 recruit, committed to the University of Georgia on Wednesday. With Ohio State holding commitments from Marcus Crowley and Steele Chambers, it’s not surprising that the running back committed to another school.
Some speculated that he would joining one of his brothers for college, but that won’t be the case, either. His two older brothers, R.J. and Deon, play at Miami (FL) and Notre Dame respectively.
Additionally, four-star 2020 recruit Enzo Jennings had reportedly made a commitment, but clarified later on Twitter that his account was hacked.
I was hacked. Not committed to any school yet.— Enzo Jennings (@_enzoj) November 14, 2018
Jennings, an athlete from Oak Park, Mich., was in South Bend this past weekend taking a look at Notre Dame. He has offers from Ohio State, Michigan, Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame and many more.
Checking in on the Battle
Jordan Battle, an Ohio State commit, took an official visit to Alabama last weekend. He hasn’t said anything to make it seem like a decommitment is coming, but it’s always noteworthy when a commit visits a school like Alabama.
Battle is a name to keep an eye on for the rest of the recruiting period. Back in August, he stated to the Sun-Sentinel that he’ll “be keeping an eye on how the coaching situation plays out in Columbus,”
A four-star safety commit, Battle is from St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida, a schools that has already brought many talented players to Ohio State like Joey Bosa, Nick Bosa and Damon Arnette. He’s currently in the middle of a playoff run with St. Thomas Aquinas as they face off against Fort Lauderdale on Friday.
Gotta see it
Dwan Mathis, Buckeye QB commit, tweeted out his senior season highlights highlights yesterday from his recently made Twitter account.
Mathis is a pro-style QB from Belleville, Mich., who was previously a verbal commit to Michigan State.