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Ohio State recruiting: top target plans visit to see Buckeyes

Can the Buckeyes seal the deal with a top 2020 prospect?

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As the Ohio Stat Buckeyes get closer to kicking off spring football practice, Ryan Day and his coaching staff have done an excellent job being all over the country seemingly every day of the week. Whether it’s offering or dropping in to see some of their top prospects, the Bucks are laying the groundwork for what makes them so successful on the recruiting trail. Constant communication is a focal point of being a successful recruiter, and with the efforts the Buckeyes are extending, it’s easy to see why many of the top national recruits are high on Ohio State.

With the annual spring game sure to be another opportunity to host many of Ohio State’s top recruiting targets, times are good when you consider the potential of the 2019 season and the class of 2020.

Gray headed to Columbus soon enough

In the 2019 recruiting class, the Buckeyes did not bring in a boatload of defensive backs to replenish the haul. That does, however, mean that in 2020 the defensive secondary—and especially the cornerback position—will be that much more of a priority for Ryan Day and OSU.

One target the Buckeyes would love to add to the fold in 2020 is Miami, Florida native, Henry Gray. A very high four-star ranked prospect, Gray is the sixth best corner in the class as well as the seventh best player in an always loaded state of Florida. Not to mention, Henry also checks in as the 70th best overall prospect in the country regardless of position. An athlete with all the talent in the world, Gray boasts impressive length, measuring at nearly 6-foot, 180 pounds. With nearly 30 offers, major programs in the country are vying for his services—and the Buckeyes, fortunately, are in a great spot right now for this elite talent.

Yesterday, Ohio State got some good news in the Gray recruitment as he nailed down the dates he will be in town to see what the Buckeyes have to offer. Right now, the unofficial date is penciled in for March 22-26, according to his tweet. Important to note this is an unofficial visit, meaning he can still take a visit to see the Buckeyes and have all the expenses paid for.

This is a great opportunity for Day and staff to further develop their relationship with a target they really want in their 2020 class. Who knows, it may even be enough to seal the deal.

Already training with the pros

When Ohio State recruits a high school prospect, he’s always a top player in the country caliber type of athlete. What makes this type of player elite is a combination of athleticism and a drive to outwork the opposition. Well, Ohio State may have found a future star in the making with 2020 receiver commit Gee Scott Jr. The Washington native already possesses some of the best natural ball skills in the country for his class, but it’s the work ethic behind the scenes that is starting to catch the eyes of many Ohio State fans.

Yesterday, Gee was seen via his Twitter account working out with NFL defensive back Richard Sherman. An All-Pro NFL star, Sherman even had kind words to say about the future Buckeye receiver. A talented young man to say the least, Brian Hartline has to love what he has in this commit. As the rest of the 2020 class shapes up, the receiver position is easily one spot that the Buckeyes may be able to strike gold at more than once. Needless to say, the Gee Scott Jr. era at Ohio State is shaping up to be something special.

Quick Hit:

  • New Jersey native Lukas Ungar, a four-star tight end prospect, announces his top five schools later today via his Twitter account. While Stanford has been the rumored early favorite, look for Ohio State to make the cut.