It was an eventful Wednesday for the Ohio State Buckeyes. On the women’s tennis circuit, the Bucks took down both Cleveland State and Akron. Just down the road at the Schottenstein Center, the men’s basketball team broke a two-game losing streak by defeating Northwestern.
While football is preparing for spring practice, the recruiting trial never really went cold. Another offer went out yesterday, and this time around, it was geared toward a wide receiver in the 2020 cycle.
OSU enters the ring
Holding over 35 offers, Michael Wyman (Greensboro, NC / Dudley) is one of the more sought after recruits in the current recruiting class. Ohio State added their name to the list of programs interested, as Wyman announced on Twitter that he picked up an offer from the Columbus institution.
According to the 247sports composite, Wyman is graded as the 135th best prospect in the class, 23rd best WR and fifth best prospect from North Carolina. Early projections are pointing to South Carolina as the favorite, but there’s plenty of time before the 6-foot-4 pass-catcher has to make any decision on where he wants to play at the next level.
It’s been an eventful February for the prospect, as Penn State and Georgia made offers—in addition to OSU. On top of that, he’s made an unofficial visit to South Carolina. There’s a good reason for why these top programs are interested in Wyman. He’s able to haul passes against defenders, and can create space with his speed. Take a look at some of his highlights from high school, as posted on Hudl.
More on Berrong
Yesterday, we quickly mentioned that 2021 tight end Cane Berrong received an offer from Ohio State.
Blessed to announce that after talking with @OSUCoachKDub and @CoachTreyHoltz I've received my 8th D1 offer from THE Ohio State University!! #GoBucks @Mansell247 @SWiltfong247 @TomLoy247 @ChadSimmons_ @OhioStateFB @indfbscout @180SportsP pic.twitter.com/aNohtI0Ed1— Cane Berrong (@CaneBerrong) February 19, 2019
Even though early projections don’t point to the Buckeyes as the probable landing spot, it’s never a bad idea to look into what Berrong could bring to the table, as anything can happen in the world of recruiting.
Berrong is a 6-foot-5, 220-pound tight end from Hart County High School in Hartwell, Georgia. Ryan Day has a knack for recruiting SEC country and especially Georgia so this is also no surprise and Buckeye fans should expect more of this as the Ryan Day tenure continues. His focus is still in state, but when he does venture outside of Ohio, Georgia will be a top target of his.
Berrong already holds offers from top Big Ten programs such as Wisconsin and Penn State, and also has offers from Georgia, LSU, Florida, Tennessee and Notre Dame. He is a talented tight end and has great size and athleticism for just being a sophomore.
Since he is in the 2021 class, he has not yet been ranked by any recruiting sites. A five-star might be a little high so expect him to start as a four-star when he does get ranked. Ohio State has a talented cast of tight ends but will be running short on them come 2021, so it will be important to secure a tight end with the potential and caliber of Berrong.
Ohio State has already received a commitment from five-star defensive end Jack Sawyer to their class so it is no surprise that they are jumping into the 2021 class early trying to get some more commitments.