Even as the Ohio State Buckeyes experience the current National Signing Day, the football program is paying attention to the prospects for the year after next. The Bucks are still looking towards the future.
With that being said, OSU made offers to 2021 offensive lineman Ben Christman and 2021 athlete Smael Mondon Jr. The Buckeyes have already landed talented sophomore defensive end Jack Sawyer for their 2021 class and are looking to add to it soon. Sawyer is currently ranked third in the nation in the 2021 class and first in his position.
Beyond blessed to announce that I received an offer from THE Ohio State University!!! ⭕️ #gobucks #buckeyenation @CoachTonyAlford @CoachStudOL @ryandaytime O-H... pic.twitter.com/d9v8VxnMBr— Ben Christman (@bigbenchristman) February 5, 2019
Christman is a 6-foot-6, 299-pound offensive lineman out of Revere High School in Richfield, Ohio. He is currently not ranked in the 247sports composite player rankings, but his offers include Cincinnati, Penn State, Iowa State and Pittsburgh.
Cincinnati was the first to offer the Ohio lineman back in September but according to 247 sports, all four of their crystal ball predictions currently have Christman going to Ohio State in two years.
Christman still has two years of high school left, but already has the size, length and athleticism to show what he can accomplish in college. If the crystal ball predictions are accurate and he does end up going to Columbus, he will be a great pick up for Ryan Day and company.
Blessed to receive an offer from Ohio State‼️ @ThePCFtballPats @ChadSimmons_ @Mansell247 pic.twitter.com/zCg32jSEhq— Smael Mondon Jr (@SmaelJr) February 6, 2019
Smael Mondon Jr. is the other recent 2021 prospect that the Buckeyes have offered. Mondon is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound athlete from Paulding County High School in Dallas, Georgia. As with Christman, Mondon is not ranked in the 247sports or Rivals player composite rankings as of right now, but his offers currently include Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina State and Virginia Tech.
According to his Twitter bio, he is a linebacker, running back and safety. He is known for his size, speed and versatility and was named All-County as a freshman and sophomore.
As Mondon gets further into his high school career, he will naturally get stronger and faster and he will be a force at the next level. He has been described as a “big time prospect” that has Division 1 potential, as shown by his current offers. He currently has no crystal ball predictions by 247sports but will certainly be a prospect to keep an eye on in the future.
- Signing Day 2019 is in the books, and the Buckeyes picked up offensive lineman prospects in Enokk Vimahi and Dawand Jones.
- However, signing day also brought a flip. Four-star Doug Nester, an OSU commit since August 2017, ended up at Virginia Tech.