This is a big weekend for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Not only do the Scarlet and Gray open up their 130th season of football, but the recruiting visits pick back up. With only a handful (seven) games to showcase the gameday environment, expect fall Saturdays in Columbus to feature many talented and highly-touted prospects from across the country to roam the sidelines inside Ohio Stadium.
Already in Week 1, Gee Scott Jr., a four-star wide receiver commit in the 2020 class, will be making an official visit. The Eastside Catholic (WA) captain made the announcement on Tuesday via Twitter.
Lookin forward to this weekend Columbus, OH— Gee Scott Jr. (@geescottjr) August 28, 2019
Just in case you forgot: Scott Jr. committed to the Buckeyes on Christmas Day 2018. the 247Sports composite has him as the 63rd best prospect in the ‘20 recruiting cycle, as well as the 11th best WR and second best recruit from the state of Washington. The Buckeyes held off over 15 other programs, including a litany of West Coast programs. Arizona, Washington and Washington State were just some of the Pac-12 schools that missed out on one of their regional stars. Additionally, the likes of Notre Dame, Wisconsin, LSU and Florida State couldn’t secure the verbal commitment of Scott Jr.
While the recruiting battle isn’t over until the National Letter of Intent is signed, it appears that the major hurdles have been cleared by Ryan Day and his program. This looks to be an official visit to take in the atmosphere, and maybe even pitch the Buckeye program to other recruits down the line.
Large makes commitment to Wisconsin
While Wisconsin may have missed out on Scott Jr., they didn’t miss on 2020 three-star tight end Cam Large. Large was on Ohio State’s radar, and was even in his top-4 schools list. However, on Tuesday, he posted to Twitter a commitment video.
The opening of the video includes his top-4 schools (Wisconsin, Ohio State, Georgia and Alabama) in opposite corners, and ends with the song “Jump Around” by House of Pain accompanied with a graphic of him in a Badgers uniform.
Large had over 25 offers, and made both an official and unofficial visit to OSU. His official visit to Columbus came on June 21, one week after his visit to Madison, Wisc., to see the Badgers.
With the commitment, Wiscy now has the 30th best class in 2020, and the eighth best class in the Big Ten. As of Wednesday (Aug. 27) morning, Ohio State has the fourth best class in the 2020 recruiting cycle, and the No. 1 class in the conference.