Urban Meyer and the Ohio State football coaching staff have been busy on the recruiting trail in the month of June.
This past weekend the team dished out several offers to talented recruits furthering their attempts in securing top level recruiting classes in each of the next three years. With the flurry of offers that Ohio State sent out, it was easy to miss that the Buckeyes moved one step closer to securing a commitment from one of the country’s top offensive line recruits.
We briefly mentioned in yesterday’s State Secrets that four-star offensive tackle Trevor Keegan (Crystal Lake, IL / Crystal Lake) included Ohio State in his top six schools moving forward. Along with Ohio State were Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan and Penn State.
The blue-chip prospect last visited Ohio State for a Spring practice back in March and left with an official scholarship from the University. Following the visit, it was assumed that the Buckeyes had taken the spot as the favorite to earn his commitment.
Recent however, Michigan has taken the reigns of the favorite in the sweepstakes. Keegan also plans to commit at the end of August on his mother’s birthday so if the Buckeyes are going to overtake their rivals, they will need to do it soon.
Ohio State earned a commitment from a four-star center Sunday morning in four-star Harry Miller, giving the team its third commitment upfront to go along with four-star OT’s Doug Nester and Ryan Jacoby. The Buckeyes look adamant in getting at least five commitments on the offensive line in this year’s class and securing Keegan would make the group one of the best hauls in the class.
Keegan is the No. 16 OT in the class, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, and is the No. 131 overall recruit, despite position.
Elite Ohio State target receives high praise
Monday morning, Rivals.com released their updated top ten prospects in the 2019 recruiting class. While no future Buckeyes or realistic targets made the cut, we will likely see one of the Buckeyes biggest priorities listed later today when their full top 100 is released, as well as plenty of others.
Along with the top ten list being released yesterday, Rivals also stated cases for three recruits who could wind up being in the final top 10 rankings and listed was Ohio State star defensive end target Zach Harrison (Lewis Center, OH / Olentangy Orange).
Harrison is viewed as a five-star prospect across most, if not all, national recruiting databases. In the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Harrison is listed as the No. 1 DE prospect and the No. 2 overall recruit in the class. While he hasn’t reached quite that high of a status from Rivals, it is more than realistic he secures a spot when it is all said and done.
When speaking of Harrison’s potential to reach that level, Rivals had this to say, “he can make a strong run at the top 10 this summer and fall, however, by showing an accelerated development between his junior and senior campaigns in the area of transferring those extensive physical tools onto the field. In short, we want to see him grow as a football player.”
TLDR: Harrison has the talent and potential to be one of the best players in the Rivals rankings, he just has to earn it.
Ohio State is viewed as the runaway favorites to land the in-state star, with 100-percent of the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions.
Ohio State will be hosting its second summer camp today and like usual, you can expect multiple of the country’s top talents to attend. Stay up to date with who all Ohio State is looking at with Land-Grant Holy Land.