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4-star receiver Jameson Williams commits to Ohio State

Brian Hartline has landed his first recruit as the receivers coach.

Jameson Williams
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For the first time since late July, Ohio State has landed a commitment. The Urban Meyer and Zach Smith scandal is obviously to blame for the delay in commitments, as recruits were not looking to jump into that mess, but now that it’s resolved, we’ll likely see quite a few commitments over the next few months. Just moments ago, Jameson Williams became the first of that movement, when he announced his pledge on Twitter.

Williams has been a Buckeye target for a very long time. He picked up an offer from Ohio State last August, and visited the school unofficially twice, and officially back in June. He was always one of the top receivers on Ohio State’s board, especially when Brian Hartline took over, who was even higher on his game than the previous receivers coach had been.

It’s easy to see why Ohio State likes Jameson’s game so much. He’s an electric playmaker, a great athlete, and a natural receiver, which is exactly what offensive coordinator Ryan Day has been looking for. He’s ranked as the 130th best player in the country by 247Sports, and he comes in as the number 24 receiver nationally. They also have him as the second best player coming out of Missouri this cycle.

Williams committed to Ohio State over 45 other offers, though this recruitment came down to the Buckeyes, Alabama, Nebraska, and UCLA, the five teams he had either taken official visits to, or scheduled official visits with.

However, he only went on two of those visits, to Ohio and UCLA, before this announcement. He had recently visited Oregon and Nebraska unofficially, but will not be taking his official visits there now, for obvious reasons.

Williams is the 15th member of Ohio State’s 2019 class. He’s the second receiver, along with Garrett Wilson, and could be joined soon by another receiver in Wandale Robinson, who recently scheduled an official visit to Ohio State. Williams’ commitment moves Ohio State’s class to 11th in the country from 15th, just 0.02 points behind Florida State.

Land-Grant Holy Land will have more on this commitment shortly.