Ohio State wide receiver coach Brian Hartline has had a busy off-season. Wide receiver is one of the biggest positions of need in this year’s recruiting class and because of that Hartline has had a lot of homework to do.
The program appears to be the leader for the No. 1 WR in the country, Julian Fleming, and continues to offer wide-outs they deem a good fit to wear the scarlet and grey. The most recent recruit to receive an offer from Ohio State is Rome Odunze (Las Vegas, NV / Bishop Gorman).
Odunze is a three-star prospect but his offer list shows that his potential outweighs his star ranking. The Las Vegas native holds 31 official offers from the likes of Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Miami, Oklahoma, Texas, USC and plenty of others.
Odunze doesn’t have a true leader in his recruitment. This is because his recruitment has recently taken off. However, Miami would have to be viewed as one of his top schools at this moment solely due to the fact he is recently coming off an unofficial visit to the school and it reportedly went well.
The blue-chip prospect would be a great addition to this year’s class and a combination of Scott Jr., Smith-Njaba, Fleming and Odunze would put Big Ten defenses on their toes. But if Ohio State wants to become a true contender for his services, they will have to get him on campus in the coming year.
Odunze is rated as the No. 91 WR in this year’s class, the No. 504 overall prospect and the No. 3 recruit hailing from the state of Nevada, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
- Rivals.com released their top QB’s from the Rivals Three Star camp on Monday and Ohio State 2021 verbal commit Kyle McCord was slated at No. 3. Rivals had the following to say about McCord:
Although McCord did not win MVP at the New Jersey Rivals Camp stop, his performance was still among the best on the entire series, and he earned an invitation to the Five-Star Challenge this summer in Atlanta as a result. The class of 2021 prospect spins a beautiful ball, and his performance was even more impressive considering it was done in a rainstorm the day of the New Jersey camp. The Ohio State commit also showed the moxie necessary to continue the recent run of top quarterbacks in Columbus.