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5-star OLB lists Ohio State among top schools

Five-star OLB Sav’ell Smalls lists Ohio State in his top schools and 2020 Buckeye QB commit Jack Miller earns prestigious honor.

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With the 2019 recruiting class now behind us, Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day is hard at work ensuring his first true recruiting class as head of the program is one of the best in the country come National Signing Day 2020.

The class is off to a tremendous start as the program has already earned verbal commitments from seven of the country’s top prospects, good for No. 4 in the country in the 247Sports Class Rankings. However, Day and his new coaching staff are far from finished and have moved one step closer in securing a verbal commitment from another elite prospect.

Five-star OLB Sav’ell Smalls (Seattle, WA / Garfield) announced his top 12 schools last weekend on Twitter and Ohio State was listed among the group.

Along with Ohio State, Smalls listed Florida, Texas, Clemson, Miami, Washington State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Florida State, Texas A&M, Washington and Alabama.

Obviously, the Buckeyes have stiff competition in earning a commitment from Smalls and the blue-chip prospect is nowhere near making a final decision. Currently, Florida State is viewed as the favorite to land Smalls but we will learn more insight into what he is thinking in the spring when he is allowed to take early official visits to the schools he is interested in.

Expect Ohio State to continue pursuing Smalls in hopes of getting him on campus soon.

Ohio State 2020 QB commit heading to Elite 11 Finals

One of Ohio State’s most important commits in its 2020 recruiting class is four-star QB Jack Miller (Scottsdale, AZ / Chaparral).

Unfortunately for Miller, his junior season ended early after suffering a torn MCL. However, Miller is back on his feet and it appears as if he hasn’t lost a step while rehabilitating his knee.

Miller participated in two camps this past weekend and passed the eye test with flying colors, one of those events being the Elite 11 in The Opening L.A. Regional.

Not only did Miller look good throwing the ball in the weekend events, he was named the MVP at the QB position at The Opening L.A. Regional. On top of this, Miller locked in a spot in the Elite 11 Finals, where he will compete against the top QB’s in his class this June.

Miller is the No. 4 pro-style QB in this year’s class and is the No. 65 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

And on a side note, Miller was also spotted recruiting more elite talents to join him next year in Columbus.

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