Remember when people were saying the Ohio State Buckeyes were off to a rather slow start to their 2019 recruiting class? Yeah, those days are long gone.
Coming into the weekend with six verbal pledges, the Buckeyes are now sitting at nine, thanks to the commitments of three top prospects the soon-to-be senior class has to offer.
Want to know more on the newest future Buckeyes? Land-Grant Holy Land has you covered.
Buckeyes have epic weekend
Skyrocketing up the 2019 recruiting class rankings, Ohio State’s once rated 15th class in the country is now getting closer to a top five spot after landing pledges from three highly sought after prospects over the weekend.
Leapfrogging programs such as Michigan, Miami, and Ole Miss, OSU now has—what is considered to be—the seventh best class for 2019.
Starting with the flip of one time Wisconsin safety commit Bryson Shaw on Saturday, the Buckeyes ended the weekend off with linebacker Cade Stover, and wide receiver Garrett Wilson deciding to jump aboard the Buckeyes recruiting train as well on Sunday night.
Town: Potomac,MD/The Bullis School
Other Offers: Wisconsin, Tennessee, West Virginia, Rutgers, Wake Forest, etc
Scouting Report: “Shaw is a 6-foot-2, 175-pound safety, considered to be the No. 53 player at his position and No. 660 prospect overall in the 247Sports composite rankings. A tall, long defensive back prospect, Shaw is also an elite lacrosse player who can run all day. Shaw isn’t known for his acceleration, but his endurance and long speed are top-flight, meaning he can pull away from players in the open field as a return man or track them down if a play busts as a safety.
Shaw needs to add 15 to 20 pounds before he’s ready to compete on a college football field. He has a slight frame and will need to work hard in the weight room to be prepared for the rigors of the game at the next level. He usually takes the correct pursuit angles, but the muscle mass and striking ability are not there for him to be a plus-tackler in run support. He will need to work on that over the next several months before he arrives at Ohio State.” -Ryan Donnelly, Land-of-10
Please respect my decision. My recruitment is now closed. Go Buckeyes! pic.twitter.com/QBY5f2p9Jh— Bryson shaw (@bshaw272727) April 28, 2018
Others Offers: Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Michigan, Penn State, etc
Scouting Report: “Cade Stover is the definition of a Greg Schiano linebacker. He’s a long, 6-foot-4, 225 pounder, with a ton of speed (4.65 40 time) and a serious disdain for the ball carrier. He’s a violent hitter that finds his way into the backfield with ease. He’s a natural pass rusher, and an absolute handful for offensive linemen
He excels at shredding blocks, and knows how to use his hands effectively to get clear shots at the running back, quarterback, or anyone else unfortunate enough to have the ball near him. He plays safety, linebacker, defensive end and quarterback for his high school team, and is capable of playing in coverage, though I expect he’ll likely end up at outside linebacker or defensive end for Ohio State.” - Patrick Mayhorn, Land-Grant Holy Land
Town: Austin,TX/Lake Travis
Other Offers: Texas, Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, etc
Scouting Report: “The 6-foot tall, 185 pound wideout isn’t a finished product by any means, but in terms of high school receivers, he’s as fluid and natural as they come. Wilson is an explosive and smooth route runner, that consistently sets up and blows past defenders like a pro. Defending him with press coverage is a mistake, because he has incredible speed and knows how to use his hands at the point of contact.
His route tree isn’t super advanced, but it’s nothing worth worrying about. When it comes to running routes and creating separation, he’s Big Ten ready already. His hands are a similar story. Wilson is a hand catcher, which is exactly what coaches love to see. He attacks the ball, both on the run and in the air, on slant, jump balls, and everything in between.” - Patrick Mayhorn, Land-Grant Holy Land
- On Friday, five-star class of 2019 safety Daxton Hill of Booker T. Washington High school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, released his final six college programs. Trimming his list from over 25 scholarship offers, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Michigan, Clemson, and Alabama are still in the mix for the 6’1 190-pound standout.
- Fellow class of 2019 prospect, and Cincinnati Anderson four-star offensive guard Zeke Correll also named top programs over the weekend. Want to know what Correll had to say about his current five leaders, OSU, Notre Dame, Stanford, Clemson, and Alabama? Ryan Donnelly of Land-of-10 spoke with Correll about that, and much more.