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Big time 2020 safety visits Ohio State

The Buckeyes played host to one of the top rated juniors in the country over the weekend.

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Did you miss out on your Ohio State recruiting over the weekend? Don’t fret! Land-Grant Holy Land is here to save the day.

Ransom visits Columbus

Ohio State might’ve not had a long list of star studded recruits on campus, but newly hired head coach Ryan Day and crew did play host to one of the most highly sought after defensive back prospects from the class of 2020 over the weekend.

After making the trek from Tucson, Ariz., to South Bend, Ind., to mingle with Brian Kelly and the rest of the staff at Notre Dame, four-star rated junior safety Lathan Ransom made his way to Columbus on Sunday to see what Day and the Buckeyes have to offer on and off of the football field.

Currently considered the 10th safety and 175th overall class of 2020 prospect, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder has caught the attention of more programs than just Ohio State, and Notre Dame throughout the recruiting process. Picking up nearly 30 scholarship offers from schools across the country, coaches from Stanford, UCLA, USC, Auburn, and Tennessee are just some of the few trying to add him to their future roster.

A standout at Salpointe Catholic, Ransom was one of the many reasons the Lancers finished last season off with a final record of 13-1. Playing on both sides of the ball—and even on special teams—he ended his junior campaign with well over 1,200 all-purpose yards, 82 total tackles, and plucked down six interceptions from the sky.

Buckeyes to host Florida DB

Like Ransom, the Buckeyes will soon play host to another top rated junior defensive back in the coming weeks.

In what’s shaping up to be a good season for Ohio State recruiting, four-star class of 2020 cornerback Henry Gray will now be among the many prospects on hand next month to see the Buckeyes up close and personal with his own eyes.

Gray, who attends Miami Central (FL), has some around the scene believing he could end up in the Scarlet and Gray when it’s all said and done. Clemson, and Miami are among the schools currently pursuing the 5-foot-11, 172-pound junior.

Want to see what Henry Gray could add to the Buckeyes silver bullet defense? Check out these highlights of the Sunshine standout in action:

Quick Hits

  • Four-star class of 2020 tight end Lukas Unger announced his top five college programs on Friday. Trimming things down from over 20 offers, the Delbarton School (NJ) is now highly considering suiting up for either Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia, Penn State, or Stanford on the next level.
  • While Unger is still in the mix for the Buckeyes, another class of 2020 standout will play his college ball elsewhere. Taking to his Twitter page to share with the world his college commitment, four-star offensive guard and one time OSU target Dallas Fincher of East Kentwood High (MI) will take his talents to East Lansing and block paths for the Michigan State Spartans.