Ohio State football recruiting is one of the top sports stories again going into the week.
Although the Buckeyes did not land a verbal pledge, they once again found their name on the leader list of some of the most sought after prospects in the country.
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Buckeyes make the cut
Top football prospects generally trim their leader list down first before announcing their commitment to a program.
Ohio State is one step closer to adding to an already star-studded 2019 class. The Buckeye program was named among the leaders for numerous recruits over the last few days.
Below are some of the prospects that announced that the Buckeyes are still in contention for their signature.
4-star RB Deondrick Glass
Top 10: Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas, TCU, Michigan, USC, Georgia, Alabama
Sorry for the wait!!! here's my TOP 10 pic.twitter.com/UYkbnApdDA— Deondrick Glass (@deondrickglass) May 11, 2018
3-star WR Craig Young
Town: Fort Wayne,IN/Wayne
Top 5: Ohio State, Iowa, Purdue, Indiana, Michigan State
Top 5..... Top 5..... Top 5..... AGTG pic.twitter.com/q1TVzpiIHQ— YoungStuna (CY) (@craig_young00) May 12, 2018
4-star WR Zion Puckett
Top 10: Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn, Duke, Miami, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas A&M
‼️ TOP 10 ‼️ @TurnMeUpDesigns pic.twitter.com/mXFhGIJffN— Zion Puckett (@ZionPuckett) May 12, 2018
4-star WR Marcus Washington
Town: Saint Louis,MO/Trinity Catholic
Top 6: Ohio State, Texas, Oregon, Missouri, Georgia, Florida State
Top 6 #AGTG pic.twitter.com/NKVyHVxrcv— Marcus Washington (@_MarcusW11) May 13, 2018
2020 OL adds OSU offer
Ohio State already holds a verbal pledge from offensive lineman Jake Wray, but that doesn’t mean they’re done trying to secure a commitment from other soon-to-be junior prospects.
On Friday, the Buckeyes handed a four-star tackle from Memphis, Tennessee a chance to rock the Scarlet and Gray. Adding a scholarship offer from Ohio State to his growing list, Marcus Henderson of Memphis University School now holds over a dozen college opportunities.
EXTREMELY Blessed to receive an offer from THE Ohio State University ⚪️ ! #GoBuckeyes @CoachTonyAlford @OhioStateFB pic.twitter.com/R16ziOUlWr— Marcus B. Henderson III™ (@mbh_III) May 11, 2018
Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, and Tennessee are just a few of the schools that the Buckeyes now find themselves up against in the pursuit of the 6-foot-5, 300-pound roadblock.
Leading the way for the University School rushing attack to account for nearly 2,000 yards on the season, Henderson, the 13th offensive tackle and 80th overall prospect in the entire class of 2020, per 247Sports, helped pace the Owls to an overall record of 6-6 and a trip to the Tennessee High School football playoffs as a sophomore.
- Ohio State 2019 inside linebacker target Brandon Smith will announce his college commitment later this month on the 21st. Smith, a five-star prospect from Mineral, Virginia, holds offers from not just OSU, but also Penn State, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Texas A&M to name a few off his rather long list of college offers.
- Chris Holtmann and the Ohio State basketball squad offered class of 2020 point guard Zeb Jackson a scholarship on Saturday afternoon. Only a sophomore, Jackson, a standout from Maumee, Ohio, now holds offers from the likes of the Buckeyes, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Providence.