For the Ohio State Buckeyes, it’s been a very eventful calendar week on the recruiting trail. Last Friday was the signature Friday Night Lights recruiting event, which saw some of the top OSU targets make their way to Columbus. Since then, two commitments have come to the Bucks. One of them arrived on Sunday from four-star 2019 quarterback Dwan Mathis. Then, just yesterday, four-star safety Lejond Cavazos added his name to the growing list of 2020 prospects that are committing to Urban Meyer’s program.
But the hot recruiting week may get even hotter by the end of the upcoming weekend. Could another commitment be trending toward the Buckeyes?
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Jack Miller (Scottsdale, AZ / Chaparral) is the prospect that many OSU followers are looking at as the next commitment to the 2020 class. On Wednesday afternoon, Miller announced on Twitter that he’s setting his commitment date for 1 p.m. CT/ 2 p.m. ET on July 1.
I will be announcing my commitment this Sunday July 1st at 1PM central time!— Jack Miller (@jackjamesmiller) June 27, 2018
In the 2020 class, Miller comes in as the 47th best prospect, the third best pro-style QB, and third best prospect from Arizona, according to the 247sports composite. Nearly 20 schools have come knocking with scholarship offers for the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder—including the likes of Auburn, Alabama and Florida State.
Last week has been busy for the Scottsdale native; he took unofficial visits to Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Alabama. He also attended the Friday Night Lights camp at OSU, which may have helped the Buckeyes’ case to win the commitment of Miller.
With co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day leading his recruitment, things are looking very good for the Buckeyes in the eyes of many recruiting analysts. The 247sports crystal ball has a whopping 18 predictions in for Miller. Of those predictions, 17 of them point to Ohio State as the college Miller will choose, while one prediction is listed as “cloudy.”
If the Copper State star chooses OSU, he would become the third member of the ‘20 class, and would be the highest rated member of the three, using 247sports’ calculator. For OSU, a commitment from Miller would be the icing on the cake for a great recruiting week. Last Friday, there were still questions about OSU not getting a QB for 2019, and rolling the dice for a quality QB in the 2020 class—which would be a must. If Miller is added to the the QB room, then all questions about QB needs goes away for at least two seasons.
A target off the board
It’s worth mentioning that with Mathis flipping his commitment from Michigan State to Ohio State, and Miller on the verge of making his own commitment, the recruiting landscape shifted a bit.
Brian Maurer was a Buckeye QB target for 2019. An offer was sent out on June 23 right after he camped with the Scarlet and Gray at FNL. However, with the Bucks getting Mathis, Maurer essentially was off the board for the Bucks. Mid-morning Wednesday, the 6-foot-2.5 passer made it known on Twitter that he decided on a school.