The Ohio State Buckeyes are down a quarterback on the depth chart with Tate Martell’s departure to Miami. With Matthew Baldwin and Justin Fields leading the way at the top of the order, you have to figure that Ryan Day and the rest of the staff are looking at options still available (either unsigned or transfers) for depth purposes.
While this deals with the current team, Day and Co. have to look at the future, too. On Wednesday, they made offers known to a pair of 2021 standouts from St. Joseph’s in Philadelphia.
But before we talk teammates, let’s look at another offer that went out on Wednesday—this one to a 2020 linebacker.
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A lot of attention has been paid to Phillip Webb (Buford, GA / Lanier) in recent days. The four-star is the 23rd best prospect in the state of Georgia, according to the 247sports composite, and holds over 30 offers.
Ohio State added their name to the list, as Webb made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday evening.
Very excited to receive an offer from Ohio State‼️ #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/0bktil7x9V— Phillip Webb (@_PhillipWebb_) January 17, 2019
Clemson and Auburn are just a pair of schools interested in the 6-foot-4 defender. Notre Dame also offered Webb on Wednesday, and Michigan made an offer on Tuesday.
With the flurry of offers already, expect more to file in before the week concludes. But for now, OSU is in the mix for what is shaping up to be an elite member of the ‘20 recruiting class.
If you’re a fan of the NFL—specifically, the mid-2000 Indianapolis Colts—then one of these names should look familiar. Quarterback Kyle McCord and wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. both picked up offers from Ohio State, and posted them to social media within minutes of each other.
Beyond blessed to receive an offer from The Ohio State University! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/qBYk2jUJLt— Kyle McCord (@kylemccord16) January 16, 2019
I am excited to say I have received an offer from The Ohio State University #GoBuckeyes ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/YdXg1GjblB— Marvin Harrison Jr. (@MarvHarrisonJr) January 16, 2019
While both recruits don’t have full recruiting grades just yet, 247sports has issued a four-star evaluation for Harrison. Early prognosticating also slates Harrison as the No. 3 wideout in the class and the No. 1 prospect for ‘21 in Pennsylvania. The WR has a handful of offers already from notable schools; Florida, Penn State, Syracuse and West Virginia are listed on his 247sports profile page as confirmed offers.
Harrison Jr. is the son of Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison, a favorite target of Peyton Manning during the Indianapolis years.
McCord is a pro-style QB, and holds 12 offers. A trio of Big Ten programs have come knocking already (Michigan, Penn State and Rutgers) with the Nittany Lions holding the one lone 247sports crystal ball. At this point in time, I wouldn’t buy too much stock in predictions, as we are so far out from when these guys will actually need to finalize their decisions.
- The quarterback transfer carousel continued on Wednesday, as former Alabama QB Jalen Hurts is headed to the Oklahoma Sooners. Prior to Justin Fields coming to Ohio State, some thought Hurts could be headed to Columbus. Now in Norman, prepare for an offseason worth of Hurts-Tua potential showdown hype.