We are now in the middle of game week. The Ohio State Buckeyes are 1-0 on the gridiron, and are seeking a 2-0 start in the first full season with Ryan Day in charge of the program.
A fast start to the season isn’t the only place where Day and company are hoping to secure wins. The recruiting trail is hot right now, and with football season in full swing, the coaching staff is still putting the pedal to the metal in hopes of maintaining the Buckeyes’ dominance in the 2020 class and beyond.
This week, offers made their way to 2021 recruits. These recent offers revolve around four-star talent, and for the Buckeyes, could be huge recruiting wins against Big Ten foes if they can secure commitments. Let’s take a look at three recruit offerees.
Moving into B1G West country
Hunter Wohler (Muskego, WI / Muskego) is a safety that has garnered some serious interest early in his recruiting process. Not only does the 247Sports composite grade him as the eighth best safety and No. 2 prospect in Wisconsin, but he’s fielding offers from numerous Big Ten schools.
On Monday night, he took to Twitter to showcase his latest offer: Ohio State.
After a great talk with @CoachJeffHafley and @CoachGMattison I am proud and excited to announce that I have received an offer from the Ohio State University. Can’t wait to get on campus for a game #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/cMBW7cQ1Rd— Hunter Wohler (@HunterWohler) September 3, 2019
Being a Wisconsin kid, the likes of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa have already made offers known. Michigan State and Iowa State are in there, too, but the B1G West is vying for a geographically close prospect.
Early predictions (i.e., three 247Sports crystal balls) are leaning toward the Badgers keeping one of their best within state lines. Those predictions seem logical, especially given the fact that he has an unofficial visit to Madison, Wisc., on Sept. 21.
If the Buckeyes really want Wohler, they will be embarking on a tough battle.
A return to the Sunshine State
Florida is a hotbed for recruiting. And unsurprisingly, the Buckeyes are back in the state looking for the next great prospect. This time, they’ve locked in on athlete Charles Montgomery.
The Valrico, Fla., native made his offer known on Twitter.
Very Blessed To Receive An Offer From THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY ⭕️ #GoBuckeyes @CoachTonyAlford @247Sports @TBTurner813 @Coach_EDavis @destiny01xx @lejondaryy @rivalskeenan @BobbyHomeTeam @HSSportsFL @OhioStateFB @RouteGod @RickWar54151243 pic.twitter.com/VcpaKC9nRa— Charles I. Montgomery (@iam_CharlesM3) September 2, 2019
According to 247sports, 10 offers are already in for the No. 23 athlete in 2021. Amongst his Florida peers, he’s ranked as the 38th best—and is pulling in the big time offers. Alabama has already made it known that they want him, and special teams coordinator Jeff Banks has taken the lead on his recruitment.
With OSU running backs coach Tony Alford mentioned in the offer tweet, Montgomery could be an offensive speed threat down the line.
There is plenty of time left in this recruitment, and expect it to heat up as we hit the offseason.
And back into B1G country
Offensive line is an important piece to any team. The offense needs guys that can hold their own to protect a quarterback or spring a running back free. David Davidkov (Winnetka, IL / New Trier) is already showing signs of doing that on the high school level, so it makes sense that top colleges come calling next.
Ohio State was one of those schools, as the No. 24 offensive tackle in ‘21 announced via Twitter that he had the chance to be part of the Scarlet and Gray brotherhood.
Regarded as the No. 2 prospect in Illinois, over 15 schools have come knocking already, including Boston College and Cincinnati.
Over half the Big Ten is also looking for his commitment, as Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue and Penn State join Ohio State in the mix.
Like Montgomery, expect this recruitment to take some time.
Either way, we’ll keep you posted on Land-Grant Holy Land.