The quarterback is one of the more important positions on the football field. Earlier in the week, the Ohio State Buckeyes went down a QB, as Joe Burrow announced that he was on the move to another program as a graduate transfer. Fortunately, OSU has talent on the QB depth chart with Dwayne Haskins, Tate Martell and Matthew Baldwin.
Over time, though, those QBs will move on to either the NFL Draft or graduation. You’ll always need to have a few signal-callers on the roster, and probably need to pick one up in each class. Last week, it was a Michigan State QB commit that picked up an offer from the Scarlet and Gray. This time around, an offer found its way to a promising class of 2020 prospect.
A 4-star offer on the gridiron...
Georgia is a state full of football talent. So, it’s not too surprising that OSU has gone into the Peach State to find top-tier talent. Max Johnson (Watkinsville, GA / Oconee County) is the latest prospect that jumped onto the Buckeyes’ radar, as he was handed an offer. Johnson made it known late Tuesday that he had the opportunity to suit up in the Scarlet and Gray.
I am greatful to receive an offer from The Ohio State University! pic.twitter.com/mAz71jrchS— Max Johnson (@qbmjohnson2020) May 9, 2018
Widespread recruiting grades aren’t in for Johnson, but 247sports already has an early evaluation. Currently, the recruiting site has the Georgia native as a four-star caliber talent. Additionally, 247sports has the 6-foot-3.5 passer as the No. 71 prospect in the entire ‘20 class. The best ranking for him comes at the pro-style QB position. Johnson comes in as the No. 3 QB—and his score of 93 is tied with four other signal-callers.
There’s a chance that a strong 2018 campaign could move him up as the No. 2 pro-style QB in the eyes of 247sports. But until other recruiting sites give out their grades for the 2020 class, it’s hard to judge where exactly he stands amongst his peers. But, it’s better to start off near the top.
Ohio State isn’t the first school to come knocking for the Oconee County star. Miami (FL), Florida State, Georgia and Auburn were already on the scene, and appear to be trending at the top for Johnson. Already, five crystal ball predictions have been casted for him. Three of the votes have him headed to Miami, while the remaining two have him penciled in for Florida State.
Last season, Max had a pretty good year statistically. He completed 124-of-235 passes for 1,918 yards, 10 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, according to his profile page on 247sports. If you wanted to see some of his sophomore year highlights, then you’re in luck! A highlight reel has been uploaded to Hudl—and can be seen below.
...and a 4-star offer on the hardwood
On Wednesday evening, it was the Ohio State basketball team that made a splash on the recruiting trail. Chris Holtmann’s program extended an offer to Drew Timme (Richardson, TX / Pierce) of the 2019 class.
As the title suggest, Timme is a four-star talent and is the 8th best prospect from Texas, according to the 247sports composite. He made the offer known via Twitter.
Thankful to receive an offer from Coach Holtmann and Johnson from The Ohio State University ⚪️ @OhioStateHoops pic.twitter.com/pk4XCmEpc1— drew timme (@drewtimme2) May 9, 2018
A power forward, Timme has a handful of offers already. Baylor, Alabama, Creighton and Xavier are just some of the schools that have made it known that they want him on their respective teams.
For the 2019 class, OSU does have one commitment already in Alonzo Gaffney. Gaffney, who committed to the Bucks on April 10, is graded as a five-star PF prospect.