A 2020 offensive guard announced his final list of five schools—and Ohio State has made the cut. Geirean Hatchett is a four-star lineman from Ferndale, Wash., and a big target for Ryan Day and his staff. Hatchett narrowed his list down to Ohio State, Oklahoma, Washington, Notre Dame and Stanford on Wednesday.
Thank you to all of the coaches that have recruited me. Very thankful for all the opportunities that have come my way. With that being said these are the 5 schools that I will be focusing on as my recruiting process continues! #cardclass20 #GoIrish #PurpleReign #GoBucks #20Deep pic.twitter.com/ZyM8MulFkk— Geirean (@GeireanHatchett) April 10, 2019
With the Buckeyes making Hatchett's list of five, the chances that Day and the rest of the staff get another West Coast player increases. We have seen westward recruits become a priority for Day, and Hatchett is just another example of this.
Hatchett attends Ferndale High School and has one year of high school eligibility left for him to improve upon and fine-tune his skills before college. The four-star is currently ranked by 247sports as the 188th overall prospect in the 2020 class as well as the 10th offensive guard and the fifth best player in the state of Washington.
Listed at 6-foot-5, 275 pounds, Hatchett already possess great size for his position and for the Big Ten. So far, all of the 247sports experts have crystal balled him to his home school of Washington, but we will see if that changes as his recruitment ramps up.
He has not given a time table for a decision.
Ohio State offers Montverde Academy shooting guard
With the basketball season over and the off season beginning, Chris Holtmann and staff are already looking ahead to the future. According to his twitter, the Buckeyes have officially offered 2020 shooting guard Moses Moody.
Currently, 247sports put him as a four-star but ESPN has him as a five-star. According to the 247sports composite, he is the 36th best player in the 2020 class and is the eight best shooting guard. They also rank him as the fifth best player in the state of Florida.
Moody attends the prestigious Montverde Academy in Montverde, Fla. He will have one more year of eligibility to play out, so he may be able to sneak into the top 30 or 25 of the 2020 class.
Moody is listed at 6-foot-5, 180 pounds, and has great athleticism and can score in multiple ways. Many people believe he is heading to Arkansas, and you have to figure that new Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman has made him a priority—as Moody comes from Little Rock. However, he also holds offers from Auburn, Baylor, Florida, Florida State and Stanford amongst other great schools.
Moody will be another recruit to keep an eye on but with the top class in the Big Ten already heading to Columbus in 2019, signing Moody would be absolutely huge for Holtmann and his staff.
Ohio State soccer snags a commitment
The Ohio State men’s soccer team got some good news as Blake Collins announced via his Twitter page that he would be verbally committing with the Buckeyes.
I am very excited to announce I have verbally committed to the Ohio State University to continue my athletic and academic career! I want to thank my teammates, family, coaches, and friends for helping me along the way, Go Bucks!! pic.twitter.com/uLM9iW5UXA— Blake Collins (@Blake_Colins10) April 10, 2019
The Buckeyes are coming off an extremely tough season with a 1-15-2 finish and a 0-7-1 conference mark. Their lone win was in the second game of the season in a 1-0 victory over Hofstra. After that they finished 0-14-2. They will need all the help they can get and Collins will look to step in and make an early impact.
The Buckeyes are returning their top two point scorers and three of their top five, so they will have that to build upon coming into the 2019-20 season.