In today’s day and age, marketing in recruiting has been steadily increasing with each and every cycle. With the graphic designers and social media dominating presence on the scene, the Ohio State Buckeyes and other top programs from around the country have their resources out creating new and effective ways to recruit the nation’s top caliber student-athletes.
When it comes down to it though, while the edits and videos are appealing, sometimes results just mean a little more. Whether you’re talking about winning championships, on and off field success, and more, Ohio State truly fits the bill in all major aspects. One area they continue to prove their worth to recruits is in the NFL Draft and last night was no different. If there’s any pitch a recruit wants to hear, it’s the ability to get them to the next and highest level. For the Buckeyes, they’re not only saying they can, but they’re proving they will. Nevertheless, the future stays bright in Columbus, Ohio.
Two is better than one
The Buckeyes are extremely ready to hear their fate considering 2019 four-star receiver prospect Garrett Wilson. The second best receiver in the 247sports composite rankings is set to decide sometime probably early next week. After taking official visits to Ohio State and Texas, his decision looms. Discussed already at length, Wilson is not a stranger to the Buckeyes as Columbus is truly his hometown—even though he played his high school ball in Austin, Texas. Whether or not he chooses to come home or stay home will make one fan base extremely excited, but regardless of their fate with Wilson, the Buckeyes aren’t done in the Lone Star state.
Much like Wilson, this weekend another four-star Texas native receiver unofficially visits Ohio State. Arriving today, Elijah Higgins of Bowie High School will make his first visit to campus. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound receiver is ranked as the No. 25 receiver in the country for the 2019 class and the 22nd best player in an always loaded Texas. While his name might be somewhat new to Buckeye recruiting followers, he does currently hold an Ohio State offer. Higgins also holds another impressive list of 34 offers after that Buckeye one. With more than enough schools to name, the two thought to be leaders for this physical pass catcher are Texas and Stanford. Clearly, being an Austin native helps the Longhorns, but with Stanford in the mix as well it proves that Higgins is stellar both on the field and in the classroom.
With this first visit, it should help to at least get a relationship up and running, but the interest is certainly there considering Elijah is visiting unofficially, meaning it’s on his own dime. If the visit does in fact go well over the weekend, it’s not out of the question to think a return trip could follow.
If Higgins names the Buckeyes to one of his five official visits, then Ohio State is a serious threat for his services. With some other solid receivers still in play, the Buckeyes can be a bit selective after they get hopefully the pledge from the aforementioned Garrett Wilson. Clearly though, two Texans are better than one.