The Ohio State Buckeyes football program is hoping to get back to normal this week. Head coach Urban Meyer will be making his return to the sideline for this weekend’s game against Tulsa, following a three game suspension, but he will not be alone.
Joining Meyer will be the country’s top prospect in the 2020 recruiting class.
Bryan Bresee (Damascus, MD / Damascus) took to Twitter Monday afternoon to reveal that he will be making the trek to Columbus this weekend to attend Meyer’s return to ‘The Shoe.’
Ohio State this weekend! #OH ‼️— Bryan Bresee (@bryan_bresee) September 17, 2018
The five-star defensive end is being courted by virtually every program in the country and the Ohio State coaching staff has been doing its due-diligence to help separate the program from the pack. And while Bresee has yet to release a top schools list, it would be surprising if Ohio State was not among his top schools at this point in his recruitment.
Bresee’s visit to Columbus will be the first in consecutive weeks where he will have the chance to see first hand what the program has to offer on the field. This is because Bresee is also scheduled to visit Penn State the following week when The Nittany Lions host the Buckeyes.
While there is certainly plenty of time before Bresee has to come to a decision on where he wants to continue his football career, Ohio State could very easily separate itself as the team to beat after this weekend’s visit. The school already leads in the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions, with 62 percent of the eight predictions—and that number should only increase following the weekend.
And if Ohio State is able to go into Happy Valley and hand Penn State its first loss of the season next weekend, the Buckeyes would only be adding icing to the cake. Again, Ohio State is not on commitment watch yet with Bresee, but if the following weeks go according to plan, the program should be sitting pretty in the driver’s seat.
Ohio State hoops looking to add to already dominant 2019 class
Switching to the hardwood, the Basketball Buckeyes are looking to add to an already elite 2019 recruiting class.
Already holding verbal commitments from five-star point guard DJ Carton and four-star small forward Alonzo Gaffney, Ohio State sits at No. 8 nationally in the 247Sports Class Rankings and atop the Big Ten.
However, head coach Chris Holtmann is far from finished with next year’s class, as the Buckeyes are reportedly holding an in-home visit with four-star power forward Zeke Nnaji this Thursday. The news was reported first by Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers.
2019 five-star Zeke Nnaji will have an in-home visit this Thursday with Ohio State, source tells Stockrisers.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) September 17, 2018
Nnaji unofficially visited last month. Ohio State has one of top 2019 classes.
As Weingarten mentioned, the visit will be the second time in as many months that Nnaji will be spending one on one time with the Buckeyes’ coaching staff. He took an unofficial visit to Ohio State Aug. 25 and it reportedly went as well as possible.
If Ohio State is able to secure a commitment from Nnaji, it would likely cement the class as the top in the conference and would be one of the best in the entire country. The four-star prospect is listed as the No. 8 SF in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, and the No. 34 overall prospect, despite position.