Recruiting never stops for the Ohio State Buckeyes football program. Urban Meyer knows that the way to achieve prolonged success in the college football landscape starts with recruiting.
In order to continuously bring in top-rated recruiting classes, coaches must build strong relationships with the top high school talents in the country, along with their families. Going along with this, Meyer is one of the best in the world at recognizing talent early in a kids recruitment, which gives the program a head start.
Ohio State was at it again Monday as the program offered an up-and-coming tight end in the 2019 recruiting class.
Three star TE Jalen Wydermyer (Dickinson, TX / Dickinson) took to Twitter Monday afternoon to announce that he is the latest member of this year’s recruiting class to receive an offer to Ohio State.
Truly blessed to receive my 21st D1 offer from Ohio State University pic.twitter.com/oF46A1ZS78— Jalenwydermyer (@Wydermyer81) May 21, 2018
Wydermyer is the 13th tight end in this year’s class to receive an offer from the Buckeyes, joining the likes of four-stars Hudson Henry, Keon Zipperer, Jahleel Billingsley and Ethan Rae.
Wydermyer is a three-star prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, and he is the No. 17 TE in the country. While these rankings may seem low for a prospect on Ohio State’s radar, Wydermyer has had a busy year receiving offers from the likes of Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Auburn, Florida, Texas A&M, Nebraska and Minnesota.
Wydermyer has started to take some unofficial visits but has yet to take any officials. Expect the Buckeyes to try and ride the wave for tight ends this year but if the above names start committing elsewhere, Wydermyer could become a priority for the Buckeyes.
4-star PF to commit today
Later today, one of the top prospects will announce where he will play college basketball.
Ohio State already earned a commitment from one of the top forwards in the 2019 recruiting cycle when Alonzo Gaffney pledged his services to the University in April. Adding another elite forward to the class would instantly set up Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes to bring in one of the best classes in the country.
Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, it appears that four-star power forward Romeo Weems (New Haven, MI / New Haven) will look elsewhere to continue his basketball career.
While Weems did include Ohio State in his top five schools this past weekend, it would be surprising if he were to chooses the Buckeyes later today. Michigan State has long been viewed as the leader in his commitment, but DePaul has been trending in his direction ever since he announced he would be making a decision.
Final 5 Decision coming Tuesday May 22 pic.twitter.com/j4RhE7A4T9— Romeo Weems (@romeo_weems_0) May 19, 2018
One of the most dominant players on the court in this year’s class, the 247Sports Composite Rankings has Weems listed as the No. 7 PF in the country and the No. 37 overall prospect despite position. Again, Ohio State is a long shot in this, but Holtmann has established himself as one of the top recruiters in college basketball.
Weems will be announcing his decision at 4 p.m, ET on his personal Instagram.
- Ohio State missed out on one of their biggest targets Monday when five-star inside linebacker Brandon Smith committed to Big Ten foe Penn State.