Ohio State’s 2020 recruiting class is off to a booming start. With more than a year remaining until next year’s national signing day, the Buckeyes have acquired seven verbal commitments and the class sits at No. 3 nationally in the 247Sports Class Rankings. The most recent came Monday in four-star OG Jakob James.
While the class is one of the best in the country, the entirety of the class consists of offensive players. This fact is not lost on the Ohio State coaching staff though and the school is the latest to offer one of the country’s top defensive prospects in Luke Hill (Washington, DC / St. John’s College High School).
The four-star cornerback took to Twitter Monday afternoon to announce the Ohio State offer.
Blessed to receive an offer from The Ohio State University #BuckeyeNation pic.twitter.com/1YvkROP90K— Luke Hill (@4flavorz) January 21, 2019
As was previously mentioned, throughout three seasons of high school football, Hill has shown enough athleticism and potential to be viewed as not just one of the top defensive prospects in next year’s class, but one of the top prospects overall, despite position.
Because of this, Hill has amassed offers from some of the top college football programs in the country. Schools like Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, Florida, Michigan, Penn State and plenty of others have officially offered Hill an athletic scholarship, and now, Ohio State has thrown their name into the mix.
If the Buckeyes are going to become legitimate contenders to land Hill, they are going to need to find a way to get him on campus. Already, Hill has taken unofficial visits to Alabama, Clemson, Penn State and a few others—but Clemson is seen as the early favorite to land a commitment from him.
Hill would make for an excellent addition to Ohio State’s recruiting class, and the name of the program and its history immediately make them a contender, but until they get him on campus, they will remain on the outside looking in.
Hill is the No. 63 overall recruit in the country, the No. 7 CB prospect and the No. 3 recruit from the talent-rich Washington DC area, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Basketball Buckeyes visit with 4-star guard
Ohio State’s basketball program has found itself in the middle of a downward skid as of late. Losers of four games in a row, head coach Chris Holtmann is hard at work finding a way to motivate the team to get past the recent struggles, but also he knows recruiting never stops.
Because of this, the coaching staff reportedly visited with one of the country’s top prospects this last weekend.
Ohio State had staff in on Saturday to watch 2020 five-star Nimari Burnett, he told Stockrisers and Prep Hoops.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) January 21, 2019
Has drawn tons of national attention this season at Prolific Prep.@PrepHoops | @stockrisers https://t.co/xmQtIbsNRl
Nimari Burnett (Napa, CA / Prolific Prep) is regarded as one of the top basketball prospects in the country. The combo-guard has received a reported 14 scholarship offers midway through his junior season of high school basketball.
Alongside Ohio State, Burnett has received scholarship offers from Marquette, USC, Arizona State, Arizona, Stanford, Cal, Vanderbilt, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville and Texas A&M and more.
The Buckeyes have yet to add a verbal commitment to their 2020 recruiting class and Burnett would make for a great first get. It is far too early to tell which direction he is leaning, if there is any direction at all. Though, USC and Stanford would have to be assumed as the early leaders as they are the only two schools to receive unofficial visits from Burnett.
Look for Holtmann and the Ohio State basketball program to try their best to get him on campus, in the coming off-season if they are to serious in their efforts to earn a commitment from Burnett.
Burnett is listed as the No. 35 overall prospect in the country, the No. 3 CG and the No. 6 recruit from the state of California, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.