Even though this weekend was pretty laid back on the recruiting trail for the Ohio State Buckeyes, they still found their name in the headlines.
Buckeyes offer 2019 DB
Ohio State has offered numerous former and current standouts from St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. From the look of things, it doesn’t look like Urban Meyer and company are finished trying to add Raiders to the Buckeyes roster.
Like many of his current teammates including, Daniel Carter, Jaden Davis, Marcus Dumervil, and Derek Wingo have received throughout the process, class of 2019 four-star safety Jordan Battle took to his Twitter page on Friday morning to share with the world that Ohio State offered him a chance to continue his education and football career in Columbus.
Talented enough to play either safety or cornerback on the next level, the 6-foot-1, 187-pound Battle adds the scholarship from Ohio State to a solid list of offers that currently consists Florida, Georgia, Michigan, and well over a dozen other programs from across the country.
As a junior last season at St. Thomas Aquinas, Battle, the 29th safety and 347th overall prospect in the class of 2019, per the latest 247Sports Composite Rankings, accounted for 55 total tackles to help pace the Raiders to an overall record of 12-3 and another deep run in the Florida state playoffs.
4-star QB thinks OSU offer is “pretty cool”
Just hours after earning his offer from Meyer, Ryan Day, and the rest of the Ohio State coaching staff nearly two weeks ago, four-star quarterback Grant Gunnell decommitted from the Aggies of Texas A&M.
Fresh on the market and pegged as one of the top available signal callers in the class of 2019, the Houston native stayed close to home to participate in the The Opening Regional Camp held at Legacy Field in Katy, Texas on Sunday.
After having the chance to strut his stuff against some of the most sought after prospects in the southwest, Gunnell caught up with VYPE Houston to break down recruiting, which included his offer from OSU.
Caught up with @SPXPanthers QB @grantgunnell7 after the Nike #TheOpening Regional in Houston. Talked getting ready for next season, his offer from Ohio State and more. #txhsfb @VYPEPrivates pic.twitter.com/jX0phPGINT— VYPE Houston (@VYPEHouston) February 25, 2018
“It’s pretty cool. Just knowing their history and everything, and Coach Meyer, and Coach Day. So it will be cool to get up there and talk to them.” Gunnell, who has passed for over 11,000 yards and 142 touchdowns during his high school career at St Pius X, stated on his recruitment with the Buckeyes.
Reportedly set to visit Columbus in early March, Meyer, Day, and crew will finally get their chance to show Grant, who is also feeling the love from programs such as Oklahoma State, LSU and Arkansas, what it would be like to to be a student-athlete at Ohio State.
Looking for a 2019 quarterback to bring into the fold, his visit is a big one for both sides. Stick with Land-Grant Holy Land for the latest.
- On Friday Ohio State offered Cleveland St. Ignatius class of 2018 quarterback Daniel Alexander a preferred walk-on spot with the football team. If he accepts, Alexander, who also holds an opportunity to suit up at Butler University, would join his teammate and fellow St. Ignatius senior Jack Jamieson, a offensive lineman, as a walk-on for the Buckeyes next season.
- 2020 Cincinnati Princeton outside linebacker Jaheim Thomas tells Marc Givler of Rivals that he “loved” his recent visit to the Ohio State campus. Yet to pick up a scholarship from the Ohio State coaching staff, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound sophomore has offers to play at Rutgers, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Toledo, and others.