An already great recruiting week for the Ohio State Buckeyes just got even better. After the basketball program landed Alonzo Gaffney on Tuesday— their best commitment since D’Angelo Russell—, the football program has responded with a commitment of their own: New Jersey athlete Ronnie Hickman.
Hickman, ranked 124th nationally, is the second best played in New Jersey, and the 13th-ranked athlete. While no official position has been announced yet, obviously, I expect him to play receiver in Columbus, rather than defensive back, though he’s capable at either position.
This commitment comes just before Ohio State’s annual spring game, one of the largest recruiting weekends of the season. Hickman is one of many visitors for the festivities, and decided to kick off the fireworks a little early this season. He was one of a few recruits on commitment watch this weekend, along with Noah Potter, Harry Miller, and Garrett Wilson, all of whom are also on campus this weekend. It could be a huge couple of days for the Buckeyes.
In addition to Ohio State, Hickman held offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Florida State, and more than a dozen other major programs. Hickman had intended to be at the Opening camp this weekend in the Garden State, but instead decided to come to Columbus for the Buckeyes’ spring game.