It’s been a busy week for the Ohio State Buckeyes football squad. Ryan Day is piecing together his staff, and has already brought in—and removed—members. A couple Michigan coaches defected to OSU, and could bring strength to the defensive side of the ball for 2019-2020.
Additionally, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl happened over the weekend. In that game, which took place in San Antonio, a handful of future Buckeyes performed well.
Both instances are snapshots at what Ohio State plans to be next season. New coaches and a stellar 2019 recruiting class will be just a couple piece of the puzzle for the Buckeyes run to the College Football Playoff.
But, what about the future? Well, there is some news to report there, as a quarterback commit from the 2020 class made an announcement about his health.
I’ll be back
Jack Miller (Scottsdale, AZ / Chaparral) is one of the top QB prospects in the 2020 recruiting class. He’s the No. 4 pro-style QB and No. 4 recruit in the state of Arizona, according to the 247sports composite.
However, the signal-caller for Chaparral has been out of action since October, as he’s been recovering from a knee-injury that ended his season. But it looks like Miller is ready to go once again, as he announced on Twitter that he’s been medically cleared.
Medically cleared! Ready to get back to work!— Jack Miller (@jackjamesmiller) January 9, 2019
The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder threw for 2,431 yards, 26 touchdowns and six interceptions in eight games before getting hurt.
And a recruitment shutting down?
While Miller is preparing to get back into the swing of things, a recruit from the 2021 class might have shown signs that his recruitment could be ending soon. Wide receiver Latrell Neville (Missouri City, TX / Willowridge) sent out a tweet on Tuesday afternoon that picked up some buzz from numerous fan bases.
might wrap this up early..— ⁷ (@LatrellNeville7) January 8, 2019
Nearly 20 reported offers have come through already for the wideout, which includes Ohio State, Texas A&M and Alabama. Currently, there are seven 247sports crystal balls predictions in for Neville—and they are spread across numerous schools.
However, with Brian Hartline taking the lead on his recruitment, one could figure that OSU may be high on the list to make the cut or even land Neville before all is said and done.
Since he’s a 2021 recruit, there aren’t any grades out for the Missouri City native. But with big-time offers in hand, it’d be wise to assume that he’s going to be at least a four-star recruit by the time his senior season of high school arrives.
Recruiting is a wild ride, and the schools that are in from the start sometimes have the upper hand. That could be the case here. If his recruitment were to come to an end, I’d wager that Ohio State would be at the top, or near the top.
- The Opening Regionals were announced. Ohio’s date will be on March 31, and will take place at Washington Massillon HS.