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Buckeyes make the cut
Guess what? The Buckeyes are still in the mix for some of the most sought after talent on the high school level.
In what seems to be a almost daily event, Ryan Day and the rest of the staff at OSU found out on Thursday that they’ve made the top list for a few more top notch prospects.
Starting things off in the morning was four-star defensive end Amin Vanover, a St. Joseph Regional (NJ) teammate of current Buckeye verbal pledge Luke Wypler.
Dropping his top 10, the 6-foot-4, 260-pounder is still considering taking his talents to either Ohio State, Clemson, Kentucky, Alabama, Penn State, West Virginia, Syracuse, Texas A&M or Georgia.
Showcasing the pass rushing skills that OSU defensive line coach Larry Johnson searches for out his players upfront, Vanover, the 328th overall prospect in the entire class of 2020, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, finished his junior campaign with 30 tackles, and seven quarterback sacks for the Green Knights.
Just hours after Vanover released his leader list, another class of 2020 let the world know he too is feeling what Day and crew are putting together.
Months removed from a visit to Columbus, Muhsin Muhammad III, the son of former NFL receiver Muhsin Muhammad, now has a current leader list consisting of the Buckeyes, Texas A&M, North Carolina State, North Carolina, Tennessee, Auburn, Oregon, and Michigan State, the alma mater of his father.
Let’s get down to business . .— Muhsin “Moose” Muhammad III (@MooseMuhammad) May 2, 2019
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Just lading his offer from the Buckeyes in late April, the 6-foot, 185-pound Muhammad III, who accounted for over 1,000 receiving yards last year, has shown big play ability time and time again at Myers Park High (NC). See for yourself with these highlights of him in action:
At the moment Vanover nor Muhammad are looked as near locks to end up in the Scarlet and Gray. With months before either signs on the dotted line, the Buckeyes will have to get them on campus in the future to have a shot at adding them to the already talent rich roster.
Late in the evening, another top prospect named his top schools. Five-star 2020 defensive end Desmond Evans tweeted out a picture with 10 school logos—and followed with a tweet saying “no order.”
Ohio State made the list for the No. 2 weak-side DE from Lee County (N.C.), but are joined by North Carolina, Duke, NC State, Clemson, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Florida, Tennessee and Alabama.
With North Carolina scoring a series of unofficial visits over the spring, expect the other schools on his list to really ramp-up their efforts to get a commitment out of the No. 16 overall prospect in next year’s class.
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