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Will Ohio State make the cut for a 2020 prospect’s top schools list?

The Buckeyes have the chance to make the top 6 for a top prospect.

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Tomorrow, the Buckeyes will play for the chance to go back-to-back as Big Ten Champions. A season that was filled with more roller-coaster type hills than you can possibly believe, it’s almost crazy to realize that Ohio State is 11-1 and competing in Indianapolis for another title, An incredible effort last week by the entire program, the Buckeyes flat out deserve this trip to Indy. One great aspect of playing for another conference crown is the ability to yet again play on national television in which many of the top recruits still on Ohio State’s board will be tuning in to see. After already making a great impression with last week’s win, the Buckeyes will look to continue their success as they take on Northwestern. Not only can they win this game, but also look to the future per usual winning the hearts of top recruits in their current 2019 class and beyond.

Bresee ready to name his top six schools

When it comes to Ohio State football recruiting, defensive line coach, Larry Johnson is usually one of the first name’s you’ll hear. With his success on the recruiting trail, it’s no wonder why Ohio State continues to have success. Each and every cycle it seems Johnson is able to bring in a top defensive linemen to Columbus and restock the talent along the defensive front 4. While he’s currently trying to keep Zach Harrison home, there’s potential in the 2020 class for Johnson to yet again work his magic and land another game-changing type of talent in Bryan Bresee.

Bresee, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound man from Damascus, Maryland, is the top overall player in the country for the 2020 class. An absolute monster, Bresee is nothing short of a wrecking ball as a defensive end. A talent that you’d think has the potential to be a top overall pick someday, Bryan announced via his Twitter account last night that later today he would be announcing his list of top six schools he will considering before making a final college decision. Only Bresee knows who those top six schools will be, but you have to like Ohio State’s chances for being one of the six to make the cut.

Bryan has been to Columbus before and has made no secret about it that he likes what the Buckeyes have to offer. Currently, according to the 247sports crystal ball predictions, Ohio State owns 50-percent of the forecasts. The only other two schools to see a prediction in their favor are Penn State and Maryland. Going back to Larry Johnson, the Buckeyes definitely have a great advantage. Not only has Johnson recruited for Penn State as part of their staff in his prior coaching job, but Johnson’s area of expertise is the DMV and with Bresee being from there, not only will Bryan and Larry have the direct communication, but knowing that Johnson would be his position coach if he chooses Ohio State, the relationship they have started to build could be the deciding factor. After having guys like the Bosa brothers and Chase Young, Bresee knows what Johnson could make of him in his college years.

Gotta convince the fam, man

Ohio State’s class of 2020 is currently sitting at number three nationally and number one for the Big Ten conference. Already off to an incredible start, the Buckeye staff is going all out to make this class one of Meyer’s best in his Ohio State tenure. With the guys in the fold helping recruit too, there’s really no limit to what this class can do. One prospect the staff would love to add to their list of commits is Georgia prospect, Arik Gilbert. A 6-foot-5, 250 pound monster, it really doesn’t matter where Arik is on the field as he’ll be successful at just about any position. The top prospect in the state of Georgia for 2020, Arik is also the number one athlete in the country and the nation’s sixth best player regardless of position. Why is all of this so crucial though? Well, because he may be considering the Buckeyes more than the Georgia Bulldogs think.

Yesterday, the 247sports Georgia insider gave word that Arik plans to return to Ohio State for another visit. This visit though means more due to the fact that his mother would also be in attendance. A common theme for any out of the region recruit, having your family with you to see where you could spend your college career is very important. While the 247sports crystal ball predictions has Georgia as the clear favorite to land his services, don’t count out the Buckeyes just yet. If Ohio State does in fact get Arik back to campus with his mother, the recruitment and relationship between the two parties could very well see Ohio State as a real player for his final destination. Until then, the staff will surely do their best to pitch why Arik could and should be the next great Georgia native to head north to Columbus to suit up in the Scarlet and Gray.