Ohio State Buckeyes football recruiting slowed down in the month of August due to the dead period being in place along with the investigation into Urban Meyer. However, now that one of the nation’s best recruiter is now back to working in Columbus, Ohio State will likely attack the recruiting landscape at full force.
The 2019 recruiting class is quickly shaping up with 14 verbal commitments at an average rating of .9241, according to 247sports, good for the No. 1 class in the Big Ten and No. 12 in the country.
While Ohio State will certainly work to add to this year’s class, the 2020 class is shaping to be one of the best in program history. With six verbal commits already, Ohio State has a class average of .9601 and again sits atop the Big Ten and No. 3 nationally.
With more than a year before the class is finalized, Ohio State is continuing to build upon the already elite class, and did so again when the program offered five-star cornerback Fred Davis (Jacksonville, FL / Trinity Christian Academy) last weekend.
Trinity Christian could quickly become a pipeline for Ohio State. In the last two recruiting classes, the Buckeyes have earned commitments from 2018 five-star defensive back Tyreke Johnson as well as 2017 five-star CB Shaun Wade.
With the above connections to Columbus, Ohio State should be viewed as a legitimate contender for Davis. More so, Davis took to Twitter shortly after announcing the offer hinting that this offer may be a special one.
Prior to the Ohio State offer, Miami (FL) was viewed as the runaway favorite to land the home state prospect. However, the Buckeyes have likely jumped right up their with the Hurricanes in the race for Davis’ commitment.
The Buckeyes will certainly need to get Davis on campus in the coming years to make a real move at earning his pledge, but the coaching staff should have help in recruiting him to Columbus, as both Wade and Johnson will likely be in his ear.