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Ohio State offers class of 2020 standouts

Two of the top junior prospects in the country locked in scholarships from the Buckeyes over the weekend.

Reggie Grimes
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Ohio State recruiting is working better than ever! Just in case, check out what happened over the weekend.

Land-Grant Holy Land is here to fill you in on the news of new recruits. Sit back and get caught up with some of the most exciting news yet from the recruiting trail.

Buckeyes make new offers.

Just like nearly every other day last week, the Buckeyes coaching staff reportedly handed out a couple scholarship offers on Friday.

Kicking the weekend off in style, Ohio State made offers to a pair of most sought after recruits for the class of 2020.

4-star ATH Reggie Grimes

Town: Mount Juliet,TN/Mount Juliet

Size: 6’3/213

Other Offers: Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Louisville, LSU, etc

RB Jayion McCluster

Town: Largo,FL/Largo

Size: 6’1/190

Other Offers: Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, LSU, West Virginia, etc

5-star LB to commit today

Later today one of the top prospects in the entire class of 2019 will let the world know where he will play his college football.

While his commitment would sky rocket their 2019 recruiting class up the rankings, Ohio State will probably have to look elsewhere for another linebacker to join Lexington’s Cade Stover in this year’s haul of future Buckeyes.

More than likely ending up in the Big Ten Conference, five-star inside linebacker and Virginia native Brandon Smith looks to be choosing between to Ohio State, and Penn State, who most believe he’ll end up choosing this evening.

A monster on the field, Smith, the second inside linebacker and 30th overall prospect in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports Composite, has backed his accolades. Helping Louisa County High to an overall record of 14-1, the 6-foot-4, 223-pound senior accounted for 117 total tackles and six quarterback sacks as a junior for the Lions.

Will OSU steal one away from a Big Ten Conference foe? We won’t have to wait much longer to find out. Stick with Land-Grant Holy Land for the latest.

2019 SF names leaders, announcement date

Similar to the football program, Chris Holtmann’s basketball Buckeyes find themselves in the same predicament as Urban Meyer’s squad.

In the hunt for a commitment, Holtmann’s crew will likely miss out on one of their 2019 targets this week to another school in the Big Ten Conference.

Announcing a top five of OSU, Michigan State, Michigan, Oregon, and DePaul on Saturday, four-star power forward Romeo Weems will shut down his recruitment on Tuesday with all signs currently pointing towards Tom Izzo and the Spartans keeping him close to his New Haven, Mich., home.

Holding a commitment from Garfield Heights forward Alonzo Gaffney at the moment, if Weems, who averaged 23 points and 10 rebounds last season, does end up in East Lansing, the Buckeyes will shift their attention fully to forward recruits such as Wendell Moore, Drew Timme, and others.

Quick Hits

  • According to Gerry Hamilton of ESPN, class of 2020 outside linebacker Mekhail Sherman of St. John’s College High in Washington, DC will visit Ohio State on June 16. Ohio State, Auburn, Clemson, Florida and Michigan are just a few of the over 20 college programs to offer the soon-to-be-junior standout a scholarship.
  • Recent Ohio State offeree Dominic Bass, a 2021 defensive tackle from Phillips Academy in Chicago, is “excited” over his scholarship from the Buckeyes, per Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts.