If we are being 100 percent honest with ourselves, when Urban Meyer announced his departure from the Ohio State football program, even the most optimistic members of Buckeye Nation thought there could be a small drop-off when it came to recruiting. Well we are just barely through the midway point of the month of June, and Ohio State has already had one of the busiest recruiting months in recent history.
The Buckeyes are coming off two consecutive weekends where they hosted large groups of the country’s top talents and both resulted in a verbal commitment.
The way things are lining up this week, Ryan Day and company are not planning on slowing down.
Ohio State offers 2021 DT
We mentioned yesterday that a trio of 2021 recruits received offers to play for Ohio State over this past weekend and that did not end there as we learned Monday that the Buckeyes have now offered 2021 defensive tackle Taizse Johnson (Washington, DC / St. Johns College HS).
Grateful to say that Ohio State offered! #GoBucks ️ pic.twitter.com/RFYwYTMyg8— Ta (@TaizseJohnson) June 17, 2019
Johnson has yet to receive a composite grade in next year’s class but 247Sports has him listed as a 4-star talent and lists him as the No. 19 DT in the country and the No. 237 overall prospect.
Adding to this, Johnson has already built an impressive offer list, despite only entering his junior season of high school ball. With Ohio State being the 10th reported offer for Johnson, the Buckeyes will join the likes of Georgia, LSU, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Penn State in the race for his services.
Ohio State has yet to play host to Johnson yet but the way this summer has started, and the relatively close proximity to Columbus, an unofficial visit happening sooner rather than later is not out of the question.
Ohio State’s visitor list for next weekend grows
The Buckeyes are gearing up for what looks to be the busiest week in one of the busiest months in a long time. The visitor list for this upcoming weekend is massive and on Monday we learned two more of the nation’s top talent will be in town.
The news first came Monday afternoon when 2021 cornerback prospect Hunter Washington (Katy, TX / Katy) announced he would be making the long trek up to Columbus.
Ohio State University June 21 #Buckeyes @OhioStateFB ⭕️⚪️— Hunter Washington (@Hunter_DB7) June 17, 2019
Washington has yet to receive a composite ranking, but 247Sports has him listed as a four-star CB and lists him as the No. 17 CB in next year’s recruiting class along with the No. 246 overall prospect.
The Buckeyes have yet to present Washington with an offer to suit up for the scarlet and gray but if he impresses this weekend, the team could join the likes of Alabama and Houston in vying for his commitment.
As was previously mentioned though, Washington was not the only recruit to announce a weekend visit to Ohio State. Ohio offensive tackle native Ben Christman (Richfield, OH / Revere) also took to Twitter Monday afternoon to let it be known he would be making his way to Columbus, albeit his trip is much shorter than Washington’s.
I will be at The Ohio State University on June 21st...#gobucks ⭕️ @CoachStudOL— Ben Christman (@bigbenchristman) June 17, 2019
Christman, like most 2021 recruits, has yet to receive a composite ranking but 247Sports is really high on him. They have him listed as a 4-star talent and as the No. 3 OT and No. 22 overall prospect in next year’s class.
The Ohio native already holds an offer to play for Ohio State as well as offers to schools like Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and plenty of others.
That being said, the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions favor Ohio State with 100 percent of all seven predictions favoring the Buckeyes. There is still likely more than a year before Christman makes a decision, but the Buckeyes could only separate themselves even more from the pack after a strong impression this weekend.
- Four-star Ohio State wide receiver verbal commit Gee Scott Jr. has been making waves this summer making highlight play after highlight play at multiple summer camps. The stellar play has not gone unnoticed and Monday, Scott might have received the best praise yet as current NFL star CB Richard Sherman took notice at the Boise State Team Camp. Below you can find a highlight of Scott’s as well as Sherman’s take on his skills.
.@geescottjr is at @BroncoSportsFB Team Camp with his EC squad literally looking like a man amongst boys! This boy is different!!!! pic.twitter.com/62cTSbaB8j— Tracy Ford (@TFordFSP) June 15, 2019
If he isn’t considered a 5 star then it’s being evaluated wrong— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) June 15, 2019