As of today, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day is putting together a tremendous recruiting class in his first true recruiting season. The Buckeyes are coming off a busy recruiting weekend which saw some of the best recruits in the country make their way to Columbus.
But they aren’t finished yet. Especially with the Spring Game coming up this weekend.
On Monday, we learned that yet another of the nation’s top-rated prospects plans to make a visit to Columbus this weekend. Four-star running back Lawrance Toafili (Largo, FL / Pinellas Park) looks to be planning a visit to Ohio State’s campus this weekend.
The news came Monday morning and was first reported by Luke Stampini of 247sports.
Ohio State has been able to secure a strong group of offensive playmakers in this year’s class but has yet to earn a verbal commitment at the running back position. The team will likely be looking to earn multiple commitments at the position as the team lost Mike Weber to the NFL Draft following last season, and will likely lose J.K. Dobbins following the upcoming season.
Toafili would make a for a great addition to the class. Currently, he is slated as the No. 14 RB in this year’s class and is the No. 151 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
As was mentioned, the Buckeyes are also looking at other RBs in this year’s class as well. Names like Kendall Milton, Bijan Robinson, Darvon Hubbard and DeaMonte Trayanum are also being recruited by the Buckeyes and any combination of the group would go down as a solid haul for the team.
Currently, Florida State is viewed as the heavy favorite to land Toafili, but one visit to The Shoe can change a kids mind, especially during the Spring Game.
2021 WR sets Ohio State visit
Another one of the nation’s top prospects also made it known Monday that he will be in town for the Ohio State Spring Game. 2021 wide receiver prospect Troy Stellato (Fort Lauderdale, FL / Cardinal Gibbons) posted on Twitter that he will be making the trip up to Columbus this weekend.
While it is still very early in Stellato’s recruitment, the WR prospect has already added some big name programs to his offer list. Kentucky, Purdue, Boston College, Toledo and Utah have all already extended official scholarship offers his way and if this weekend’s visit goes as planned, Ohio State may be the next to join that group.
Ohio State currently holds no verbal commitments at the WR position in next year’s class, but it is never too early to start recruiting a position that is always in need. Buckeyes’ WR coach Brian Hartline looks to be getting a chance to establish a relationship with Stellato early on, which could help give the program a leg up on other schools when his recruitment heats up.