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Future Buckeyes reach All-American status

It is that time of year where the best recruits in the nation reach All-American status, on Monday two future Buckeyes earned that honor.

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The Ohio State Buckeyes’ football program and head coach Ryan Day are coming off the biggest win of the season by all measures. After a slow start, the Buckeyes rebounded to a dominating win over Michigan State, a team that notoriously ruins Ohio State football seasons.

However, rest assured that Day is not happy with just one great season in his tenure at Ohio State, and in order to ensure the program’s continued dominance, he and the Buckeyes’ coaching staff are hard at work building for the future.

With a bye week in effect, expect there to be an uptick in recruiting news this week as there will undoubtedly be an uptick in effort.

That began Monday as we learned two future Buckeyes have secured All-American status.

Four-star safety commit Lejond Cavezos (Bradenton, FL / IMG Academy) and four-star QB Kyle McCord (Philadelphia, PA / St. Joseph’s) both took to Twitter to announce their All-American game offers; Cavezos in 20202; McCord in 2021.

Cavazos received an official Under Armor All-American game jersey Monday, alongside some of his IMG teammates.

While future teammate McCord announced that he will be partaking in the All-American Bowl presented by NBC Sports and American Family Insurance.

The pair are key members of their specific Ohio State recruiting classes, both of which are regarded as amongst the best in the country. According to the 247Sports Team Rankings, the Buckeyes sit at No. 3 in the nation and atop of the Big Ten in both cycles.

On the other side of the gridiron, Cavazos is viewed as the No. 22 safety prospect and the No. 242 overall recruit. McCord is ranked as the No. 5 pro-style QB in the country in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and is the No. 29 overall recruit in 2021.

Monday’s announcements are just the beginning though as many future Buckeyes will be joining them on these games’ rosters.

E.J. Liddell reaffirms commitment to Ohio State

Ohio State’s basketball program has seen itself become a top-level program in regards to recruiting in the past two years with Chris Holtmann at the helm. The 2019 class is Holtmann’s best so far and one of its pivotal members is four-star PF E.J. Liddell. The class is already signed and enrolled, but with the transfer portal becoming a much more used option (which it should be) recruiting really never stops.

The high-potential freshman enrolled at Ohio State on July 1 of this year, but since then, there have been rumors that he wasn’t quite enjoying his time in Columbus. Liddell was quick to shoot those rumors down Monday, proving that they are just in fact rumors.

The rumors were never anything that Ohio State seemed too worried about, but hearing it from Liddell himself definitely should help ease those who were skeptical.

Liddell was the No. 8 PF in the 2019 recruiting class and the No. 44 overall prospect regardless of position. He will look to make an immediate impact for the Buckeyes this year on a very young team loaded with potential.