This past weekend Ohio State learned that it made the top five for the nation’s No. 1 WR target in the country, Julian Fleming. He also announced his commitment date.
Ohio State already holds verbal commitments from two blue-chip WR prospects in Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Gee Scott Jr. The former of the two made waves this past weekend at The Opening Oakland regional camp, one of the more premier recruiting combines in the country.
Scott has long been viewed as one of the country’s top WR prospects. The 247Sports Composite Rankings have him listed as the No. 14 WR in the 2020 recruiting class, and if his performance this weekend is a sign of things to come, that ranking could soon rise even higher.
Not only did he earn an invitation to The Opening Finals in Dallas this year, he received the second-highest ranking among all participants with a score of 123.78.
.@geescottjr GOT OPEN @TheOpening ! #2 overall Score at the opening! More proof to what we do at FSP!!!! We train, we prepare, we get results! Super proud of you Nephew! We only getting started! #FSPFamily pic.twitter.com/wpZaGp55m7— Tracy Ford (@TFordFSP) May 12, 2019
As was already mentioned, Scott displayed excellent play in the event. He continuously beat his man and made some spectacular catches.
In the play below, Scott made a catch that will remind many of current Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. While there was no defender to beat on the play, the catch alone was enough to raise eyebrows of those in attendance.
Ohio State appears to be getting a WR with elite potential in Scott. And if Ryan Day and Brian Hartline are able to secure a commitment from Flemming later this month, future Big Ten defenses will be in some trouble.
- Ohio State women’s basketball added 4-star PG Madison Greene to its recruiting class Monday. Greene will be joining an already loaded recruiting class that holds verbal commitments from four of the country’s top-50 prospects.
- 2021 athlete Ethan Calvert picked up an offer from the Buckeyes late Monday. Ohio State joins Michigan, LSU, Washington and Utah as some of the schools in the running for the California product.