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Ohio State among leaders for 3-star standout

The Buckeyes are still in the mix for one of the top 2019 athletes in Texas.

Peyton Powell

Did you miss out on your Ohio State recruiting fix over the weekend? Don’t worry, that’s why Land-Grant Holy Land is here!

Powell sets commitment date, names leaders

With plans to shut down his college football recruitment on Aug. 13, three-star athlete Peyton Powell took to his Twitter page to reassure that and his final 10 schools on Friday.

Trimming his list down from over 20 full rides, Ohio State, TCU, Baylor, Texas Tech, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Texas, Illinois, and the University of Virginia have made the latest cut for the 6-foot-2, 182-pound Odessa, Texas native.

Although Powell, the 38th athlete and 449th overall prospect in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports Composite, is a standout on offense for Permian High, accounting for over 2,000 all-purpose yards and 25 total touchdowns as a junior, he will more than likely make the switch to defense if he ends up in Columbus.

Looked by many around the recruiting scene as a near lock to wear the Scarlet and Gray on the college level after the Buckeyes knocked his recent official visit out of the park, Powell could potentially add another solid athlete who would end up in Ohio State’s silver bullet secondary joining the likes of fellow 2019 recruits Ronnie Hickman, Bryson Shaw, and Jordan Battle.

Will Peyton Powell commit to the Buckeyes in the coming weeks? We don’t have much longer to find out. Stick with Land-Grant Holy Land for the latest.

5-star PG wants to visit OSU

The Buckeyes might’ve just landed class of 2019 five-star point guard DJ Carton, but that doesn’t mean underclassmen guards are done giving Ohio State a closer look. From the sound of things, one will be in Columbus in the coming months.

Per Sean Bock of 247Sports, 2020 point guard Jalen Suggs lists OSU among the programs he’s hoping to check out in person in the fall.

Suggs, a four-star prospect from Minnehaha Academy-Upper School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has his fair share of Big Ten programs actively recruiting him. Ohio State currently finds themselves up against foes such as Iowa, Nebraska, and his home-state Minnesota Gophers for the 6-foot-5, 185-pounder.

Quick Hits

  • Five-star class of 2020 cornerback Elias Ricks will reportedly visit Ohio State next weekend. Ricks, a Mater Dei (CA) product, has yet to lock in an offer from Urban Meyer, and crew, but does hold opportunities at over 25 programs including Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and Oregon.
  • Out on the road watching recruits in AAU action, four-star 2019 small forward Patrick WIlliams was among the prospects the Buckeyes took a look at over the weekend. Williams, a 6-foot-7 Charlotte, NC native, made the trek to the Ohio State University campus last month for an unofficial visit.