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Recruits flock to Columbus for Ohio State win over Wisconsin

The Buckeyes played host to a lot more than just the Badgers on Saturday.

Charles Montgomery

When a pair of top 15 programs mix it up on the field of course a high number of top prospects will pay close attention to the outcome. While the game wasn’t as close as some might’ve thought, many highly sought after recruits walked away from Ohio Stadium impressed with what they had just seen.

Playing host to more than just the Wisconsin Badgers, many future and potential Buckeyes were among the over 100,000 people crammed into the Horse Shoe on Saturday afternoon.

Want to know which recruits took-in the Ohio State Buckeyes’ runaway victory? Below are just some of the currently uncommitted high school talent that flocked to campus for the 38-7 Ohio State win:

5-star ATH Emeka Egbuka

Class: 2021
Town: Steilacoom, Wash./Steilacoom
Size: 6’1/190
Offers: Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, Stanford, Washington, etc


5-star RB Will Shipley

Class: 2021
Town: Matthews, N.C./Weddington
Size: 5’11/198
Offers: Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, NC State, Notre Dame, etc


4-star ATH Charles Montgomery

Class: 2021
Town: Valrico, Fla./Armwood
Size: 5’10/185
Offers: Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Penn State, etc


3-star CB Jordan Hancock

Class: 2021
Town: Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett
Size: 6’0/160
Offers: Ohio State, Florida, Georgia Tech, Penn State, Pittsburgh, etc


3-star OT Caleb Tiernan

Class: 2021
Town: Livonia, Mich./Detroit Country Day
Size: 6’7/265
Offers: Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Penn State, etc


4-star CB Darian “Duce” Chestnut

Class: 2021
Town: Camden, N.J./Camden
Size: 5’11/180
Offers: Baylor, Maryland, NC State, Rutgers, West Virginia, etc

Visit Thoughts: “It was a great game by Ohio State. The atmosphere was amazing and the fans were even better. I got a chance to meet Coach Hafley and Coach Day and even sit down and talk. They said they want to get to know me as a person before they offer [on] paper.”


3-star CB Alijah Clark

Class: 2021
Town: Camden, N.J./Camden
Size: 6’2/180
Offers: Rutgers, Maryland, NC State, Temple, UMass, etc

Visit Thoughts: “I loved everything about Ohio State. To the fans, to the players, the tradition at Ohio State is amazing and they have some die heart fans. The game was amazing. Being a passing team and the rain affecting the game the buckeyes came out on top through all the adversity they were facing. Being on campus meant a lot to me being a fan of the buckeyes and my mom being able to return to her hometown felt great. The coaches at Ohio state are very confident in their players and what they teach their players which grabbed my attention.”


ATH Kaden Saunders

Class: 2022
Town: Westerville, Ohio/South
Size: 6’0/165
Offers: Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Nebraska, etc

Visit thoughts: “It was really fun even though it was raining. I wasn’t expecting that many people to be there. What stood out the most was the offense didn’t change even though it was raining. Being a receiver I like that.”