With the Ohio State Buckeyes spring practices set to begin today, the coaching staff is hard at work preparing for the upcoming season. One with lofty expectations, this off-season will be important for the Buckeye football program.
The coaching staff will be tasked with replacing historic talent on the gridiron, but Urban Meyer is well prepared. Bringing in elite recruiting classes the past two years, there is sure to be undiscovered talent waiting to find its way on the field.
While the Ohio State coaching staff took a break from recruiting Monday for obvious reasons, a couple Buckeye targets made some big announcements regarding their last year of high school football.
Ohio State targets commit to Under Armour All-American Game
Ohio State offensive tackle target Harry Miller (Buford, GA / Buford) announced over the weekend on that he will be partaking in the prestigious Under Armour All-American game in January 2019.
The four-star tackle is ranked as the No. 11 tackle in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, to go along with being the No. 63 overall prospect. Miller is also the No. 8 ranked prospect in the talent-rich state of Georgia.
Miller recently included Ohio State in his top five schools, along with Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame and Stanford. He is coming off a weekend visit at Notre Dame but does have upcoming visits planned for Ohio State and Stanford.
OT is one of the biggest priority positions for Ohio State in this recruiting class. The Buckeyes are off to a great start, securing commitments from four-stars Ryan Jacoby and Doug Nester but the coaching staff wants to add at least one more. Currently, Ohio State is the favorite to land Miller, holding 71-percent of the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions.
Just one day following Miller’s commitment to the UA All-American game, fellow Ohio State target Jaden Davis (Fort Lauderdale, FL / St. Thomas Aquinas) committed to the game.
The four-star prospect is ranked as the No. 19 CB in the country and is the the No. 204 overall talent in the 2019 recruiting class. Davis is also the No. 30 talent in Florida and starts for one of the premier high school football programs in the nation and one that Ohio State has had much success with in recent recruiting classes.
Davis recently included Ohio State in his top ten schools and the Buckeyes are competing with some of the top programs in the country to earn his services. Alongside Ohio State, Davis included Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Miami, Texas, Wisconsin, Syracuse, Penn State and Oklahoma in his list.
Davis has been impressing recruiters in recent months, which has led him to receive plenty of attention from some of the best college football programs in the country. After securing an invite to play in the UA All-American Game, he was named DB MVP in The Opening Miami regional camp last month.
Davis is currently favored to commit to Florida but he is planning on taking advantage of the new rule allowing high school juniors to take official visits to programs in the spring. He is currently scheduled to officially visit Ohio State April 6 which will give the Florida native a chance to see what the school has to offer both on and off the field.