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Recruits flock to Columbus for Ohio State spring game

Starting with a commitment, the Buckeyes had a pretty solid recruiting weekend.

Yanni Karlaftis

Did you miss out on some of the latest Ohio State Buckeyes recruiting news surrounding the football and basketball squads over the weekend?

Don’t fret, Land-Grant Holy Land is here to save the day.

Recruits flock to Columbus for spring game

When the Buckeyes took the field at Ohio Stadium, fans flooded into the Horseshoe, along with many future OSU standouts. It might have been only a spring game, but it was an important Saturday for Ryan Day, and the rest of the staff at Ohio State.

Kick starting the weekend off with a Friday commitment of four-star class of 2020 safety Lejond Cavazos, who jump back on board with the Buckeyes after decommitting from the program in December following Urban Meyer’s departure, Day and the crew were not finished there.

Taking time to check out the new look Buckeyes in action, OSU had a solid list of recruits in town. Want to know who was roaming the sidelines on Saturday? Below are just some of the prospects who reportedly made it to Columbus for the Buckeyes annual spring scrimmage.


5-star OT Paris Johnson

Class: 2020

Town: Cincinnati,OH/St. Xavier

Size: 6’7/295

4-star QB Jack Miller

Class: 2020

Town: Scottsdale,AZ/Chaparral

Size: 6’4/210

4-star S Lejond Cavazos

Class: 2020

Town: Bradenton,FL/IMG Academy

Size: 6’1/190

4-star WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Class: 2020

Town: Rockwall,TX/Rockwall

Size: 6’1/188

3-star OT Trey Leroux

Class: 2020

Town: Norwalk,OH/Norwalk

Size: 6’8/330

3-star OT Jakob James

Class: 2020

Town: Cincinnati,OH/Elder

Size: 6’5/275

5-star DE Jack Sawyer

Class: 2021

Town: Pickerington,OH/Pickerington North

Size: 6’5/220

Uncommitted Recruits

4-star DE Darrion Henry

Class: 2020

Town: Cincinnati,OH/Princeton

Size: 6’6/260

4-star OT Michael Carmody

Class: 2020

Town: Mars,PA/Mars Area

Size: 6’6/285

3-star DT Chazz Wallace

Class: 2020

Town: Gaithersburg,MD/The Avalon School

Size: 6’2/286

Thoughts: “The trip was good me and my family continued to build our relationship with coach Johnson, and Anunike. What stood out to me the most was just that the coaching staff really cares about their players and recruits and it shows by how coach LJ had a plan for my future if I was to attend Ohio State. Also the spring game was great saw lots of players that I idolize like DreMont Jones and Dwayne Haskins. I’ll be back at OSU in June.”

4-star OT Donovan Jackson

Class: 2021

Town: Bellaire,TX/Episcopal

Size: 6’4/308

4-star OLB Yanni Karlaftis

Class: 2021

Town: West Lafayette,IN/West Lafayette

Size: 6’3/203

Thoughts: “The trip was really good, It was only three and a half hours. The spring game was really fun to watch especially with all the fans there. All the coaches were really nice and the visit was very fun. I talked to Coach Day, Coach Mattison, Coach Washington, and Coach Cibene. I really liked my visit and plan on going back soon.”

4-star WR Marvin Harrison Jr.

Class: 2021

Town: Philadelphia,PA/St. Joseph’s Prep School

Size: 6’3/174

4-star QB Kyle McCord

Class: 2021

Town: Philadelphia,PA/St. Joseph’s Prep School

Size: 6’3/195

Thoughts: “The trip was awesome. I loved every aspect of it from the coaches to the facilities and the campus itself. I had great conversations with Coach Day and Coach Yurchic. We talked about a lot and it gave me a clear picture about Ohio State. My parents both loved it. They covered everything from the football aspect of it all the way to academics, in depth. By far the best visit I’ve taken yet.”

4-star WR Julian Nixon

Class: 2021

Town: Roswell,GA/Centennial

Size: 6’4/205

4-star ATH Reid Carrico

Class: 2021

Town: Ironton,OH/Ironton

Size: 6’3/218

Thoughts: “The trip to Ohio State was good, I really like the coaches and all the 2021 recruits that were there. What really stood out to me was the atmosphere for a spring game and the people in Columbus. I spoke to almost the entire defensive staff. I talked the most to Coach Day, Coach Terwilliger, and Coach Washington. Coach Washington said he’d be down to watch me workout in the next few weeks.”

4-star QB Caleb Williams

Class: 2021

Town: Washington,DC/Gonzaga

Size: 6’1/190

CB Bryon Threats

Class: 2021

Town: Dublin,OH/Coffman

Size: 5’10/190

Thoughts: “Ohio State was a blast. The things that stood out on the visit is the fans and how the past Buckeyes come back and show made love. I talked to Al Washington a lot. He was very excited to have me on campus and how the team this year is really special.”

Buckeye offer excites 2020 OL

Instate standout linebacker Reid Carrico, and fellow class of 2021 pass rusher Korey Foreman, a defensive end from Centennial High in Corona, Calif., finally both earned chances to suit up in the Scarlet and Gray. They weren’t the only ones to walk away from the weekend with a chance to call Columbus a future stomping ground.

Also receiving his chance to take his talents to the Big Ten powerhouse was three-star class of 2020 offensive tackle Josh Priebe.

“The trip was excellent. I had the opportunity to sit down with Coach Day and Coach Stud, and really get to know them better. They are both very personable and great teachers. I also had the opportunity to see campus and I really liked everything. Overall it was a great visit and I was extremely excited to pick up an offer from such an amazing school,” The 6-foot-6, 280-pound Edwardsburg, Mich., native stated to Land-Grant Holy Land.

Locking in his offer from the OSU staff on Friday while on campus, Priebe, who didn’t stick around for Saturday’s spring game, left Columbus thinking very highly of the opportunity he was handed.

“Ohio State is definitely on the top of my list. I don’t have a top five or anything yet, but I have some top schools no doubt that I am in constant contact with,” Priebe said.

“Northwestern, MSU, Michigan, Tennessee, Auburn, Duke, and some others are all sticking out. I’m looking for where I fit the best within the university both academically and athletic wise, and where I’m the most comfortable and have the best relationships with the coaching staffs.”

With potential to play multiple spots on the offensive front, Priebe is currently considered the 63rd offensive tackle, and 704th overall prospect in the entire class of 2020, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

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