It’s been a busy couple of days for 2020 Ohio State wideout commit Gee Scott Jr. On Thursday, he put up 17 reps at 225 pounds on a bench press. He followed that up early this week at the Pylon 7on7 tournament in Nevada, where he helped lead the Washington team to its first ever title. Yesterday evening, he was named a standout at the event by 247Sports.
“A repeat performer on the Dream Team, the Ohio State commit was the best receiver for FSP Blue Chip all weekend and with 15 touchdown catches, had one of his best performances on a national stage and was our Alpha Dog after Day One and a big reason why FSP won the tournament. He’s a physical wideout that can make the tough catch and showed that he’s an advanced route runner that loves competition.”
Even with all that, Gee wasn’t done making noise, as yesterday morning, he sent out a tweet that should make Buckeye fans pretty happy.
I want to make THE Ohio State 2020 class the best class in college football history...... https://t.co/kw3Z0dsZnX— Gee Scott Jr. (@geescottjr) February 26, 2019
While the sentiment may be a bit optimistic, Gee may not actually be too far off the mark for expectations of the 2020 class in Columbus. With six commitments currently in the class, Ohio State is sitting at sixth in the country, and holds an average rating per recruit of 0.9441, which is just astounding.
Oh, and the Buckeyes are in on quite a few of the top players in the country, including several west coast prospects that Scott Jr. will certainly be in the ears of, like linebacker Sav’ell Smalls (Seattle, WA), cornerback Kelee Ringo (Scottsdale, AZ), running back Kendall Milton (Clovis, CA), wideout Johnny Wilson (Calabasas, CA), tight end Darnell Washington (Las Vegas, NV), among many others.
This reflects something that quite a few people have already noted, but is worth repeating: Ryan Day is making the West Coast a priority. We saw it with his hire of Jeff Hafley, his hire of Mike Yurcich, and the consistent contact the Buckeyes have had with west coast prospects. Ohio State has never been able to successfully reach into the west coast and pull recruits, and Ryan Day wants to change that. With the loss of Urban Meyer’s immense Florida ties, perhaps a move into California, Washington and Arizona is necessary for the Buckeyes.